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44% RISE FOR HARTLEPOOL MEMBERS

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Hartlepool BC members have awarded themselves a 44% rise in allowances, reported The Northern Echo (8 June, p5). ...
Hartlepool BC members have awarded themselves a 44% rise in allowances, reported The Northern Echo (8 June, p5).

The council's strategy board adopted the suggestions of its people's panel that every member should get a basic allowance of£3,000, up from£2,080.

Next year, the basic rate will rise to£4,000. The allowance for the council leader, Russell Hart, will rise from£5,702 to£12,000 this year.
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