Council Members Allowances to Increase by £35,000

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    jimbow
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    Statutory notice has been received from the Welsh Office to increase Individual Council Members Allowances by £670 per member.
    The increase comes under the heading of Dress Allowance.
    With Council meetings now being webcast, the Welsh Office have introduced a dress code conduct.
    The new allowances will come into effect on 01/04/2015.
    The dress code conduct requires members at all webcasted meetings to wear a suit and tie.
    Members will be allowed to claim three new outfits per calendar year.
    A Council spokesperson stated that the funding would come from the Council’s Needy and Greedy Account.

    #72323
    Mrs Crewe
    Mrs Crewe
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    There is a dress code for Council staff, they don’t get an allowance for buying their business clothes. This is utterly ridiculous, if it is a genuine business expense, they can claim the full cost back on their personal tax.

    #72319

    BenjaminM
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    Well, one thing is absolutely certain, we all know that they cannot play the part, but at least they will have the semblance of appearing as if they can.
    I wonder how many demob suits or 4 inch lapel jackets will be on view?
    You can bet that the allowance will go straight into the back pocket of their well worn existing!

    #72320

    WCBC
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    We would like to make it clear that there is no truth in the statement from Jimbow about Members Allowances. We never like to assume but on this occasion we believe it’s an early April Fools.

    #72316

    wrexview
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    WMBC are you confirming there is no increase in the allowance or just that it is not a “dress allowance ” ?

    #72318

    zinger
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    I just find it sad, that even if only for a few seconds, we had so little faith in our governing bodies that we felt that it might possibly be true.

    #72321

    Ferret
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    @zinger 18938 wrote:

    I just find it sad, that even if only for a few seconds, we had so little faith in our governing bodies that we felt that it might possibly be true.

    Flippin’ eck. Just goes to show that people will swallow anything if it confirms their views. Needy and Greedy Account. You honestly thought there really is such a thing? And anybody thinking of starting a post with post “I’d believe anything…” please don’t.

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    Chris
    Chris
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    I’d believe anything …………………………………

    Needy & Greedy account / WCBC not such a stretch really

    #72322

    JaneJ
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    Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor have an allowance already that is often used for clothes so although this thread is tongue in cheek there is some fact as this is often used for clothes

    #72324

    Maureen Gray
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    @janej 18944 wrote:

    Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor have an allowance already that is often used for clothes so although this thread is tongue in cheek there is some fact as this is often used for clothes

    The thread may be tongue in cheek, but the last time I spotted the mayor was when he was holding his ball, his suit looked rather thread-bare and I believe when his term finishes, he has landed a part in the field at the beginning of Emmerdale Farm!

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