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Member Allowances  (The role and workings of independent panels)



Jul 04, 2012

Course Duration:

½ day (9.30 - 12.30)


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH


A ½ day workshop for officers supporting independent panels which review and recommend the level of councillors allowances. The course is also for members of the public appointed to serve on such panels.


To help develop skills that will enable Officers to provide effective support to Panels and to explore and share good practice in how Panels operate


  • The role of the Panel and effective working arrangements
  • Understanding the roles of councillors in the context of modern local government and the allowances implications
  • The legal provisions relating to allowances
  • Planning a review of the Scheme of Allowances
  • Gathering and analysing evidence
  • Formulating recommendations
  • The impact of the Roberts Commission which reported in December 2007
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CPD:  3 hours

Member Organisations: £60
Associate Organisations:  £70
Non-Member Organisations:  £80

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