Thursday, September 22, 2011

How much will Labour squirm over payments?

RCT Council next Wednesday will discuss – amongst other things – the Independent Remuneration Panel draft report which is out for consultation.
Our response is here.
The Officer’s report which is being presented to Council misses out one important recommendation in its summary of the recommendations.  It fails to mention the references to the fact that the role of Cabinet Members and Council Leaders should be full time and there should not be time for these post holders to take any other paid roles.
It also contains such insightful comments as
“The Draft Regulations refer to ‘constituency or Ward’ responsibilities. There are no constituencies or wards represented by County Borough members only ‘electoral divisions’.”

Why do I get the feeling that the Labour administration don’t like the report much and will be squirming their way around it to try and avoid being seen as greedy?

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