WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12252 Members
65 Forums
72899 Topics
982715 Posts
58 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
86 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1946 Guests and 281 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2010
Incident at Westminster 1606
Martin Mcguinness dies 748
Offset number plates 519
Port Sunlight 356
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 291
What does this all mean? 254
black contiboard locally? 243
Planet Earth Tonight 232
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 216
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
07:42 PM
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by fish5133
'March' Photo Competition.
by granny
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
10:01 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
03:50 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by venice
01:18 PM
Incident at Westminster
by casper
09:48 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
12:34 AM
33 lions
by granny
12:03 AM
hi
by rocks
11:51 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
10:31 AM
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#319651 - 16th May 2009 10:50pm wirral councillors query
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4983
Loc: Birkenhead
now that all questions about MPs expenses are being asked

Can anyone tell if councillors get paid a wage and what sort of expenses can they claim

Am interested to find out

Top
Wirral Council : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#319654 - 16th May 2009 10:55pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: derekdwc]
Wench Offline

H4H County Volunteer
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 9th Aug 2008
Posts: 8616
Loc: Second Circle of Hell.
There ya go Derek laugh

Click me for the answer.
_________________________
Sometimes Police Officers give more than just speeding tickets!

Itís hard to be fit as a fiddle when youíre shaped like a cello!

Top
#319680 - 16th May 2009 11:40pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: Wench]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19087
Loc: Bob Land
I'm going away next week and i bet my line manager at the voluntary agency i work for wont authorise £200 expenses for 'avoidance of stress overload'. Lol
_________________________
Mia Mabel


Top
#319701 - 17th May 2009 6:10am Re: wirral councillors query [Re: RUDEBOX]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7864
Loc: tranmere
It is most important that there is an allowance and expenses facility in place for anyone serving as MP or councilor etc. It does give anyone of lesser means a chance to serve, otherwise only those from a wealthy background would be capable of doing so, which would take us back years in our representative system. However any abuse of that system should be met with the full force of the law, not only by the recipients of such allowances but also towards those who are in charge of handing them out.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#319741 - 17th May 2009 11:48am Re: wirral councillors query [Re: bert1]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5599
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I don't understand or believe how they were allowed to resign.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#319744 - 17th May 2009 12:01pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: DavidB]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7864
Loc: tranmere
I don't think resignation will save them from any inquiry or prosecution.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#418595 - 7th Jul 2010 7:42pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: bert1]
Handbag Offline
Addict

Registered: 8th Jul 2008
Posts: 251
Loc: Egremont, Wallasey
As far as I am aware the Councillors receive sa sum of about £6000 per annum as a basic 'wage' They are allowed to claim for out of pocket expenses. Someone told me that they are also paid for various different pannels that they sit on in the Council although I dont know how true that is.

Top
#418606 - 7th Jul 2010 8:28pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: Handbag]
Neil_c Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 27th Sep 2009
Posts: 417
Loc: birkenhead
The leader would get about £12K plus expenses which are pensionable. A councillor's pension scheme was set up in about 2004 which is administered by the local authority pension fund along with the paid staff.

Expenses aren't astromical (typically less than £5k) and the local authority will usually provide them with a PC, PADSL, phone, blackberry (only for the special ones tho) and fax/printer etc.

I'd say what they get is fair for what they have to do and the shit they have to take. Many councils are different, but you'll typically find the information on google.



Edited by Neil_c (7th Jul 2010 8:32pm)

Top
#418617 - 7th Jul 2010 9:47pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: Neil_c]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9892
Loc: Birkenhead
Councillors are voluntary positions, they are not allowed to be paid any sort of wage.

Instead of claiming expenses (including effectively attendance allowance) they went on to this scheme of getting an allowance which is £9171 (all figures for 2008-2009*), there are additional responsibility allowances for certain positions. 37 councillors had some form of responsibility allowance.

The Leaders allowance is £22,927*, in addition to the £9171*

Additionally they can claim for travel, subsidence and childcare.

The average councillor received £10997* total.

Only one councillor claimed for phone calls and very roughly half claimed for travel and/or mileage.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#418628 - 7th Jul 2010 10:25pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: diggingdeeper]
Capt_America Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1499
Loc: Wallasey
That's a lot of expenses considering they all got business' or other jobs.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top
#418637 - 7th Jul 2010 10:45pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: Capt_America]
Handbag Offline
Addict

Registered: 8th Jul 2008
Posts: 251
Loc: Egremont, Wallasey
I have no problem with their expenses. The 2 Councillors that I work with do a very difficult job in a very difficult area. I believe that they give value for money and play a very active roll in our area, I know that they have always been there for our Community whenever we have needed their help. I appreciate that they do a very demanding and difficult job.


Edited by Handbag (7th Jul 2010 10:45pm)

Top
#418699 - 8th Jul 2010 4:43pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: Handbag]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5599
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Some do a good job, some don't. A mate's mum is a councillor. She's purely in it to progress her career and further her influence/contacts. It's like the Masons.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#418701 - 8th Jul 2010 4:58pm Re: wirral councillors query [Re: DavidB]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9892
Loc: Birkenhead
Yes, some councillors do have their heart in the right place whilst others don't. I think the allowance should at least be partly based on the number of attendances.

There are many volunteers in other fields who would like these sort of re-reimbursements and allowances.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
11:48 PM
hi
by norma67
07:42 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
10:36 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
02:44 AM
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
07:12 PM
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 21st Jun 2010
Posts: 987
Newest Members
Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990, Chippy, Onetoughcookie
12252 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
lillypad (70), Tait1969 (48)
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
11:48 PM
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
03:03 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
10:36 AM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
02:44 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station 51
KEYS found 51
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 6:55am
Sunset Mon 7:39pm
Local Time Mon 11:19pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .