Cost of councillors

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,
We appear to have over 79 councillors for Stockton. Most appear to be family realated almost as if they know what a good deal it is.How much is the total spent on councillors per year including all expenses.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Atkinson

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It's always a long wait with Stockton. This might be of interest in the meantime. Details of allowances paid to members in 2015/16 are on page 67. They are required to include this information in the statement of accounts.

https://www.stockton.gov.uk/media/7418/s...

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Dear Mr Atkinson

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 2413/1617

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 19 February 2017. In
response to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

Q. How much is the total spent on councillors per year including all
expenses.

 

A. A copy of the latest published schedule of payments made to
Councillors, inclusive of both allowances or travel/subsistence expenses
for the period 2015/16, is available from the Council’s website.

 

[1]https://www.stockton.gov.uk/media/7418/s...
(page 67)

 

It should be noted that Stockton Borough Council has 56 Councillors
elected to it; not 79. However, the period in question includes payment of
eligible allowances to 17 Councillors who were in office for the period
1^st April 15 to 11^th May 2015 but who did not stand, or were not
re-elected at the local elections on 7^th May 2015.

 

In addition, the schedule refers to allowances paid to 7 non-elected
members in respect of their role as either Parent Governor representatives
(as required by the Local Government Act 2000) or as FIndependent Persons
appointed in accordance with the Localism Act.

 

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instance.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Sophie Pitt

Customer Relations and Information Governance Assistant

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

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