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Local Government (Wales) Act 2015

Sections 25 to 28 - Remuneration etc. arrangements for new principal local authorities

51.Sections 25 to 27 make provision in respect of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (the Panel) and its functions in relation to payments to members of shadow authorities and new principal local authorities, whether established through voluntary merger or otherwise. The Panel was established in 2007 and has statutory responsibility for determining the range and level of allowances payable to elected members of principal local authorities, members of National Park Authorities, Fire and Rescue Authorities and community and town councils.

52.Section 28 requires transition committees to make recommendations about the pay policy statements that the shadow authorities must prepare.

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