Councillor allowances & SRA

Jeff Stevens made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

• In the current municipal year, how many councillors receive a ‘special responsibility allowance’ in addition to their basic allowance? Please provide this both as both a number and as percentage of all councillors.
• Of those councillors in receipt of an SRA, how many receive an allowance for working full-time (5 days a week) on council business?
• For each of the past 3 years:
o What was the total cost of councillor allowances?
o Of that total, how much was made up of basic allowances?
o How much was ‘special responsibility allowances’?
o How much was other allowances (e.g. childcare, travel, phone, meeting attendance etc)?

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Stevens

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 631233

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Dear Jeff Stevens 
 
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February 2016 concerning Councillors allowances and SAR.

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 631233

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Dear  Jeff Stevens 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
 is available online.  See shown below the web link.

Please see below web link where you can look up and work out the
statistical information you have asked for in the FOI as follows:

*         In the current municipal year, how many councillors receive a
'special responsibility allowance' in        
           addition to their basic allowance?

                Please provide this both as both a number and as
percentage of all councillors.

*         Of those councillors in receipt of an SRA, how many receive an
allowance for working full-time (5 days           a week) on council
business?

*         For each of the past 3 years:

          - What was the total cost of councillor allowances?

          - Of that total, how much was made up of basic allowances?

          - How much was 'special responsibility allowances'?

          - How much was other allowances (e.g. childcare, travel, phone,
meeting attendance etc)? - None

[1]https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/council/councill...

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Councillor allowances & SRA'.

You have not fully responded to my request. The link you gave does not show how many SLA are given out nor does it give percentages for 2015/2016.

Nor total figure for 2015/2016 and breakdown.

It also doesn't detail number of days expected to work or how many are full time Councillors.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Stevens