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Members Allowances & Expenses

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2. Other allowances

Dependants 'Carers' Allowance

This allowance follows the Exeter living wage (£9.50 with effect 1 April 2021) offered to the lowest paid Exeter City Council employee.  With effect 1 April 2021, the hourly rate of the Dependant Carers Allowance will be  £11.40 per hour (or part) to include a 20% uplift of tax. This is payable to Councillors whilst on "approved duties", as described in our Constitution. In the case of Members who need specialist care for a child or adult dependant, a higher rate, of up to £25 per hour or part thereof, can be agreed by negotiation in advance with the Corporate Manager, Democratic & Civic Support.

Travel and Subsistence

The officers' scheme of travel and subsistence allowances should continue to apply to Members where appropriate.

Independent Persons

A sum of £50 will be paid to the Independent Persons affiliated to the Audit & Governance Committee for up to four hours work. The sum paid will be £100 for four hours and over (limited to £500 per person in any one year).

Performance Scrutiny Panel

Council tenants sitting on the Performance Scrutiny Panel will be paid £10 in High Street vouchers. This will be funded from the Housing Revenue Account. This was agreed the Executive meeting held on 12 December 2017.