Due to a potential pecuniary interest, the Corporate Head of Finance left the room during consideration of the proposed special responsibility allowance payment to a S151 officer who was not a Chief Officer.
The Service Lead – Human Resources advised that as outlined in paragraph 4.6.3, a review had been undertaken of the proposed payment to the council’s statutory officers where the posts was not held by a Chief Officer. The review had involved South East Employers and comparisons with other councils. Consequently, it was suggested that the special responsibility allowance for the council’s Monitoring Officer or s151 Officer (where not a Chief Officer) be set at £6,000 gross per annum. This was agreed to be recommended to council.
The Service Lead introduced the remainder of the report and responded to questions from Members’ thereon.
One member highlighted a number of minor corrections in terms of typos and presentation style which required addressing prior to agreement of council. The Service Lead agreed to make these changes.
RECOMMENDED (TO COUNCIL):
That having regard to the comments of the committee (minor corrections and the amendment to note that the special responsibility allowance for the council’s Monitoring Officer or s151 Officer (where not a Chief Officer) be set at £6,000 gross per annum), a revised version of the Pay Policy Statement for the financial year 2023/24 be produced and presented to full Council for adoption.