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Notice Pursuant to Regulation 16 of The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 that:

Notice ID: MF0265842

Notice effective from
15th March 2018 to 14th April 2018

LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET

Notice Pursuant to Regulation 16 of The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 that:

1. On 6th March 2018, the London Borough of Barnet adopted aMembers'Allowances Scheme for the year the period 1April 2018 to 31 March 2019, the main features of which are:

(a) An annual basic allowance as set out in the table below will be paid to each Councillor.



(b) An annual Special Responsibility Allowance will also be paid to those Councillors who have special responsibilities in relation to the posts specified in the table below; the amount of each such allowance shall be the amount specified against that special responsibility in the table. Each Councillor shall receive only one Special Responsibility Allowance at any one time, even if they are entitled to more than one such allowance.



(c) The reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses incurred in respect of attendance at meetings, training, conferences and other non-political events undertaken outside the Borough boundaries (as specified in the Scheme) may be claimed by Councillors and co-opted members;



(d) Councillors with dependant relatives and children may claim an allowance of £7 per hour for a maximum of 8hours forthe expenditure they incur fortheir care whilst undertakingapproved duties;



(e) An allowance of £127 shall be paid to co-optees to formal Council Committees. The amounts of allowances payable pursuant to the Scheme are:



Allowance

Number of Posts/ Amounts £

Total £

BASIC

All Councillors

63x 10,597

667,611

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY ALLOWANCE

Post

Leader of the Council

1 x34,000

34,000

Deputy Leader of the Council

1 x27,000

27,000

Chairmen of:

Policy and Resources Committee

Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee

Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Housing Committee

Community Leadership Committee

Environment Committee

Performance and Contract Management Committee Assets Regeneration and Growth Committee Planning Committee

Chipping Barnet Area Planning Committee

Finchley and Golders Green Area Planning Committee

Hendon Area Planning Committee

Audit Committee

Health and Well-Being Board

General Functions Committee

Pension Fund Committee

Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

17x 15,333

260,661

Leader of Major Opposition Group 1 x 15,333 | 15,333

Chairmen of:

Constitution, Ethics and Probity Committee Licensing Committee

Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Chipping Barnet Area Committee Hendon Area Committee

5x8,852

44,260

Chairmen of:

Finchley and Golders Green Residents Forum Hendon Residents Forum Chipping Barnet Residents Forum

3x2,368

7,104

Vice-Chairmen of:

Policy and Resources Committee

Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee

Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Housing Committee

Community Leadership Committee

Environment Committee

Performance and Contract Management Committee Assets Regeneration and Growth Committee

8x2,368

18,944

| TOTAL for Basic and Special Responsibilities | | 1,077,281





[Note 1: Only one Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) is payable per Member. Members will receive whichever is the highest of the Special Responsibility Allowances for which they qualify. Some Members hold more than one post which is eligible for an SRA,sonot all SRAs are paid. Asaresult, the figure above is amaximum and the actual figure paid in Member Allowances may be lower].

2. In making the scheme, the Council had regard to the recommendations contained in the report of the Independent Panel on the Remuneration of Councillors in London which was commissioned by London Councils. This reported in January 2018 and the key recommendations of the Independent Panel are summarised below. The Special Responsibility Allowance ("SRA") is in addition to the Basic Allowance.

Allowance

Amount

Payable to

Basic

£11,045

All Members

SRA-Band 1

£2,582 -£9,397

Vice chair of aservice, regulatory or scrutiny committee; Chair of sub-committee; Leader of second or smaller opposition group; Service spokesperson for first opposition group; Group secretary (or equivalent) of majority group; First opposition group whip (in respect of council business); Vice chair of council business; Chairs, vice chairs, area committees and forums or community leaders; Cabinet assistant; Leadership of astrategic major topic; Acting as amember of acommittee or sub-committee which meets with exceptional frequency or for exceptionally long periods; Acting as amember of an adoption panel where membership requires attendance with exceptional frequency or for exceptionally long periods; Leadership of aspecific major project

SRA-Band 2

£16,207 -£29,797

Lead member in scrutiny arrangements, such as chair of a scrutiny panel; Representative on key outside body; Chair of major regulatory committee e.g. planning; Chair of council business (civic mayor); Leader of principal opposition group; Majority party chief whip (in respect of council business).

SRA-Band 3

£36,917-£43,460

Cabinet member; Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board; Chair of the main overview or scrutiny committee; Deputy leader of the council.

SRA-Band 4

£57,085

Leader of Cabinet

SRA-Band 5

£85,162

Directly-elected Mayor

3. Copies of the London Borough of Barnet Members' Allowances Scheme, arecord of the allowances paid to councillors under the Scheme, and the report of the Independent Panel on the Remuneration of Councillors in London are available for inspection by the public between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday,atthe Governance Service, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

4 Acopy of the Barnet Members' Allowances Scheme is also on the London Borough of Barnet website Dated: 6th March 2018.

David Tatlow, Monitoring Officer, London Borough of Barnet.

Attachments

MF0265842.pdf Download

London Borough of Barnet

North London Business Park , Oakleigh Road South , London , N11 1NP

http://www.barnet.gov.uk/ 020 8359 2000

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