No ex­tra cash as leader’s job grows

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THE re­duc­tion of one full cab­i­net mem­ber will not re­sult in a cut in the amount spent on al­lowances for cab­i­net mem­bers.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil leader Coun­cil­lor Marco Cer­este has taken on Sa­man­tha Dal­ton’s en­vi­ron­ment cap­i­tal port­fo­lio and as such will not be en­ti­tled to any ex­tra Spe­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Al­lowance (SRA) on top of his leader’s al­lowance, as coun­cil­lors are limited to one SRA.

How­ever, the ap­point­ment of Cllr Nigel North and Cllr Gavin Elsey as cab­i­net ad­vis­ers will see the pair of them split the £14,331.90 al­lowance pre­vi­ously claimed by Sam Dal­ton.

Cllr North’s pro­mo­tion to cab­i­net ad­viser mean­while has meant an end to his ten­ure as the chair­man of the coun­cil’s Plan­ning and En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Com­mit­tee.

He has been re­placed by Flet­ton and Wood­ston Tory coun­cil­lor Lu­cia Ser­luca, with Or­ton Longueville Con­ser­va­tive Gra­ham Casey her deputy.

Cllr Ser­luca will now re­ceive an SRA on top of her £7,962.08 ba­sic al­lowance, bring­ing her to­tal re­mu­ner­a­tion to just over £15,000.

There will how­ever be one fewer com­mit­tee chair­man, af­ter the Sus­tain­able Growth and the En­vi­ron­ment Cap­i­tal Com­mit­tees were merged be­cause Cllr Cer­este now holds both port­fo­lios.

This joint com­mit­tee will be chaired by Cllr Mar­ion Todd.

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