Councillors' Allowances 2015/2016

Mr Collins made this Freedom of Information request to Medway Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Medway Council,

I am writing to request how much each councillor received in the 2015/2016 financial year, indicating:

1. How much each received in Basic Allowance;
2. How much each received in Special Responsibility Allowance; and
3. How much each received in Travel & Subsistence.

I have obtained this information for previous years from your website, but, despite it now being September (several months beyond the end of the financial year in question), this information still appears to be missing.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Collins

relations, customer, Medway Council

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Sophie Jordan

Customer Relations Compliance and Monitoring Officer
Business and Administration Support Service
Regeneration Culture Environment and Transformation Directorate

Medway Council

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Dock Road

Chatham

Kent ME4 4TR

 

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Dear Mr Collins,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information. Please find attached
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Kind regards,

 

Sophie Jordan

Information Governance Officer 
Information Governance Team 
Legal and Corporate Directorate

Medway Council

Gun Wharf

Dock Road

Chatham

Kent ME4 4TR

 

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Dear Ms Jordan,

Thank you for your reply, and I am pleased to see that the errors I highlighted have now been corrected.

However, I still feel that the figures are incomplete, where the Council has employed rounding for the first time. Before I close this request, perhaps I could ask you to please clarify why the Council has introduced a degree of ambiguity into the declaration by not including the full figures (including pence), which it has otherwise done for every financial year since 2005/06 (the first available online)?

I look forward to hearing fom you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Collins

bush, lynne, Medway Council

Good afternoon Mr Collins

Thank you for your email below, regarding the difference in format, to previous years, of the information you requested via your Freedom of Information request.

The information that appears on the Council's web page for Councillor's allowances, was for the year 2015 - 2016, created by a different member of the Democracy and Governance team, who chose to use "rounding" to report the figures, therefore and pence value 5pence or greater was rounded up and conversely any pence value of less than 5pence was rounded down.

The Council do not intend producing another document for the year 2015 - 2016.

Lynne Bush
Information Governance Officer (FOI & SAR)
Medway Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TR
01634 332066
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