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Local Government (Payments to Councillors) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Scheme of allowances

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3.—(1) A council shall make a scheme in accordance with these Regulations for the payment of allowances to councillors and committee members in respect of each year.

(2) A scheme must specify in respect of any year to which it relates the amount of, or means to ascertain the amount of,—

(a)basic allowance; and

(b)special responsibility allowance and, where different amounts apply to different responsibilities, the amount or means to ascertain the amount applicable to each.

(3) The scheme shall also make provision for the following allowances if the council intends to make such payments in respect of the year—

(a)dependants’ carers’ allowance; and

(b)travel and subsistence allowances.

(4) A scheme may provide for payments of allowances to be made at such times as may be specified in it and different times may be specified for different allowances.

(5) A scheme may be amended or revoked at any time.

(6) When a scheme is revoked in accordance with this regulation, a council shall, before the revocation takes effect, make a further scheme for the period beginning with the date on which the revocation takes effect and ending at the end of the year in question.

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