Search Legislation

Councillors (Travelling and Subsistence Allowances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE

Regulation 3(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 2Rules with respect to the payment of subsistence allowances

1.  Subsistence allowances shall be payable in respect of both an absence involving an absence overnight from the usual place of residence and an absence not involving an absence overnight from the usual place of residence.

2.(1) The rates of subsistence allowance not involving an absence overnight from the usual place of residence shall be determined by the council, or as the case may be by the joint committee, in respect of the time specified in sub-paragraph (3), but shall not exceed such rates as the Department may determine.

(2) Where breakfast, lunch, tea or evening meal is taken on a train the reasonable cost of the meal (including value added tax), may be reimbursed in full, in respect of the time specified in sub-paragraph (3);

(3) The meals allowances and the time away from home specified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) are:—

(a)breakfast allowance: an absence of four hours away from the normal place of residence or where the council permits, a lesser period, before 11 am;

(b)lunch allowance: an absence of four hours away from the normal place of residence or where the council permits, a lesser period, including all of the period between 12 noon and 2 pm;

(c)tea allowance: an absence of four hours away from the normal place of residence or where the council permits, a lesser period, including all of the period between 3 pm and 6 pm; and

(d)evening meal allowance: an absence of four hours away from the normal place of residence or where the council permits, a lesser period, ending after 7 pm.

3.  The rates of subsistence allowance for an absence overnight from the usual place of residence shall be determined by the council, or as the case may be by the joint committee, but shall not exceed such rates as the Department may determine.

4.  The rates determined in respect of an absence overnight from the usual place of residence shall cover a continuous period of absence of twenty-four hours.

5.  Any rate determined shall be reduced by an appropriate amount in respect of any meal provided free of charge by any body during the period to which the allowance relates.

6.(1) For an absence from the usual place of residence overnight in London or exceptionally in any other place in the British Isles approved by the Department, the rates may be increased by a supplementary allowance of such amount as the council, or as the case may be the joint committee, decide but not exceeding such amount as the Department may determine.

(2) For the purpose of this paragraph London means the City of London and the London Boroughs of Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources