Category: Council tax

  • Councillors’ allowances

    Councillors’ allowances, in other words the amount of money they receive, is a difficult topic. All councillors (or “Members”) receive a Basic Allowance of £11,514 a year, which recognises some of the time they have to spend on Council matters. In addition they are able to claim expenses for some mileage outside of their Division and other sundry…

  • Council tax increase higher than necessary

    At the December meeting of Shropshire Council, I asked the Leader, Cllr Peter Nutting, whether the current financial position was similar to that published previously – notably before the Council elections in May. He confirmed that indeed it was so I then asked why, in November, he talked of having to make some difficult decisions about…