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Cabinet Decision: 14th July 2011
Title of Item/Report
Independent Remueration Panel
Record of the Decision
Members considered a report relating to the re-establishment of the Authority's Independent Remuneration Panel.

Details of the requirements and guidance associated with Remuneration Panels was provided.

Cabinet noted the Panel's functions and the suggested payment rates for its members.

Details of 4 potential Panel members were provided to Cabinet in appendix 1 to the report.

RECOMMENDED to Council that

1. the Independent Remuneration Panel be established comprising the persons specified at Appendix 1to the report.

2. the terms of office of the four Panel Members be for the period up to May 2015

3. the Council reserve the right to remove any one or more of the Panel members at any time.

4. The Chair of the Panel be appointed by the Panel members from amongst their number.

5. The Panel's functions be as prescribed at Appendix 2 to the report.

6. The allowances for the Panel's work be as specified at paragraph 15 of the report.

7. The Panel reviews Stockton's Members' Allowances with a view to making any recommendations for 2011/12 and for 2012/13.
Reasons for the Decision
To ensure that the Council fulfils the requirements of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (as amended) by establishing an Independent Remuneration Panel; and that the allowances for Members are reviewed appropriately.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Dixon declared a personal, non prejudicial interest in the item entitled Independent Remuneration Panel as he knew one of the candidates.
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not applicable

Date of Publication: 18 July 2011

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