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KENT AND MEDWAY FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY

Notice under Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003

 

The Authority has adopted a new Members’ Allowances Scheme for the period 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2017 as follows:

 

Basic Allowance: £1,400.00 per annum

 

Special Responsibility Allowances

Post-holder

% of Chairman

Allowance

(per annum)

£

Chairman

100

18,360.00

Vice-Chairman

40

7,344.00

Chairman, main Committee

40

7,344.00

Vice-Chairman, main Committee

10

1,836.00

Opposition Group Leader (3)

30

5,508.00 

plus £300 for each additional Member of Group

 

(NB Members may only receive one SRA from the Authority at any one time).

 

Travel and Subsistence Allowances

 

Cars:                           45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles per annum and 25p thereafter (with an additional 5p per mile for journeys where another Member is carried as a passenger on official business)

Motorcycles:               24p per mile

Bicycles:                     20p per mile

Public Transport:         Rail (standard class only), bus and taxi (where no other means of transport available) fares reimbursed as incurred, subject to tickets/receipts being submitted wherever possible.

 

Eligible Duties for Claiming Travel Allowance

All official Authority meetings, and all Committee, Panel, etc meetings as a Member of that Committee, Panel, etc.

Other meetings or events relating to the business of the Authority and authorised by the Authority or called by the Chief Executive or Clerk.

Briefing sessions in respect of official Authority, Committee and Panel meetings attended by KMFRA office-holders in relation to the responsibilities for which they receive SRAs.

Meetings of all outside bodies to which the Member is appointed by KMFRA, except where those bodies have their own expenses schemes.

 

Subsistence

No allowance payable.

 

As required by the Regulations, before adopting its Scheme the Authority had regard to the most recent recommendations made by the Independent Remuneration Panels of Kent County Council and Medway Council.

 

The Scheme and the records of payments under it are available for inspection during normal office hours at Kent Fire and Rescue Service, The Godlands, Tovil, Maidstone, ME15 6XB.

 

 

 

S C Ballard

Clerk

Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority

October 2013

 

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