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EXMOUTH town councillors are set to continue the tradition of not claiming their allowances - despite recommendations for rates to be adjusted.

EXMOUTH town councillors are set to continue the tradition of not claiming their allowances - despite recommendations for rates to be adjusted.

The town's finance committee next Monday is expected agree to adjust the allowances - but continue not to claim them.

The Independent Remuneration Panel for East Devon has set the recommended level of annual entitlements at �413 for Special Responsibility Allowance.

The Special Responsibility Allowance is for the Mayor and could also include the Deputy Mayor and the chairmen of the committees.


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And the basic councillors' allowance has been set at �238 - but since the council's inception more than 10 years ago the 25 councillors, except in special circumstances, have not claimed.

The rates are ten-per-cent of district council allowances.

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The council agenda reads: "...the level of allowance adopted by the Town Council should continue to align wit the recommendation of the Independent Remuneration Panel for application in the eventuality that members wish to claim their entitlement.

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