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GREATER FREEDOM FOR AUTHORITIES TO SET ALLOWANCES

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The system of allowances for councillors is to be changed to give local authorities greater freedoms in setting how...
The system of allowances for councillors is to be changed to give local authorities greater freedoms in setting how much to pay, local government minister David Curry has announced, the FT reports.

The changes will remove financial limits on allowance schemes, which can now be determined by councils, the paper reports.
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