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Councillor allowances figures published for London. Are we worth it?

Londoncouncilallownaces_4 Interesting table in the Evening Standard yesterday on how much councillors are paid in  each London borough. Are we worth it? Do we all justify the money we get by spotting wasteful spending of far greater sums?

Great opportunity for envy. Should a directly elected Mayor really get nearly twice as much as Council leaders? Why do I only get £8,725 for my basic allowance in Hammersmith and Fulham while my comrades in Croydon get £11,596? (I also get a special responsibility allowance for serving on the Adoption Panel.)

I had managed to miss the story but spotted it on Cllr Phil Taylor of Ealing's excellent blog. 


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