VALE COUNCIL PUBLISHES MEMBER’S SALARIES AND EXPENSES

The Vale of Glamorgan Council HQ in Barry

The Vale of Glamorgan Council HQ in Barry

As it’s legally required to do, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has published details of the expenses and salaries that it paid to members in the financial year  2015/16.

The salaries and allowances paid by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in the last financial year

The salaries and allowances paid by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in the last financial year

Cllr Neil Moore is the highest paid councillor

Cllr Neil Moore is the highest paid councillor

The highest earner on the council is Cllr Neil Moore the Leader of the Labour Party on the council who received £48,000 a year .

Cllr Stuart Egan was Deputy Leader last year and is now Vale Mayor

Cllr Stuart Egan was Deputy Leader last year and is now Vale Mayor

Cllr Stuart Egan who is currently the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor  was Deputy Leader in the year in question and received £33,500.

The additional salary he received as Deputy leader will, in the current year, be being paid to Cllr Lis Burnett who succeeded Cllr Egan in the Deputy Leader role when Cllr Egan was appointed Mayor. Cllr Egan will this year have received the Mayoral Allowance. The current 2016/17  salaries and allowances will be published next year.

The figures show that 19 councillors receive more than the basic salary of £13,299 per annum because they receive “senior salaries” or “civic salaries” on top.

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11 Responses to VALE COUNCIL PUBLISHES MEMBER’S SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  1. That’s quite ok tbh. If you look at it compared to councils in scotland and England Vale average around 5,000 a year less then nearly all others.

  2. Spence says:

    So i’m assuming Chris Elmore’s £29,000.04 is in addition to his Ogmore Vale MP salary of £74,962 plus expenses? £103,962.04, tidy sum. Does he get paid more for being on the Welsh Affairs Committee and the Justice Committee? It a good job he voted for stronger measures against tax avoidance. Is £34,700.04 the mark up for Neil Moore being leader? As well as the £13,299.96 basic rate? Gwyn John gets an extra £15 grand for being a cabinet member? Nice to see they can empathise with so much of the electorate that are on the breadline!

    • newsnet says:

      Elmore took his Councillor’s salary in full in 2015/16 – but the Vale Council says he is not now taking a Vale salary in the current 2016/17 financial year. He would have been paid as normal by the Vale up until his election in May this year. We don’t have the exact date from which he relinquished his Vale salary.

  3. The Tax payer says:

    Nice little number if you can get in. Money for old rope springs to mind as well 👍

  4. Mgg says:

    Most on here get the thirteen thousand . Who of the complainants on here would do this job with the abuse and responsibility for this amount. Yes, please state your evidence based judgment regarding value for money but these salaries in themselves don’t come anywhere near lower level Eg health service, business etc.

  5. Paul says:

    This is just to appease those who are querying members expenses.
    Wont work, but they think it will. Pulling the wool over ones eyes, spring to mind…

  6. Peter Church says:

    Yes, When I saw the salaries I laughed!! No wonder they are all stupid!
    My secretary wouldn’t leave her house for that amount.

  7. Big Davey says:

    Shameful. There are many retired people who would do this for nothing and would no doubt do a better job.

    These councillors should hang their heads in shame when so many services are being cut. But what is even more shameful are the salaries and benefits of the officers which are now way out of line with the private sector and in most cases are double before the gold plated benefits and pensions.

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