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Members' Allowances Scheme

The Members' Allowances Scheme was independently reviewed in January 2014.  The Scheme has provision for the allowances to be uprated annually in line with inflation.

Current Scheme

The Members' Allowances Scheme was adopted by the Fire and Rescue Authority at its meeting on 5th December 2003 and has been increased in accordance with inflation.  The Scheme was independently reviewed in 2009 in line with legislation.  However, the Authority resolved not to accept any increase in allowances at that time.

The Scheme was further independently reviewed in January 2014, and the recommendations received by the Authority on 31st March 2014.  The Authority agreed to accept an increase of 1% in line with the increase received by firefighters and public sector staff.  Any future increases to Members' Allowances will be indexed to the annual percentage salary increase for these groups of employees.

The table below shows the approved level of allowances to be paid to Members and co-opted members of the Authority with effect from 31st March 2014, and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances)(England) Regulations 2003.

The amounts payable under the scheme are as follows:

Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA)
No. of Allowances Paid
£
Chair
1
£12,989
Vice-Chair
1
£6,494
Leader – Minority Group (where applicable)
1
£3,248
Chair – Audit and Governance Committee
1
£3,248
Chair – Performance and Scrutiny Board
1
£1,624
Chair – Stakeholder Planning Board
1
£1,624
Basic Allowance
12
£3,362
Co-optees – Audit & Governance Committee
3
£278
Chair – Local Pension Board
1
£278

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation 16(1) of the Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003, notice is hereby given that the amounts paid by way of allowances to Members of the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority during the financial year ending 31st March are listed in the following register of claims:

Register of Members' Claims