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

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Dependants’ carers’ allowance

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6.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), a council may, in addition to any allowance under regulations 4 and 5, make a payment to a councillor by way of an allowance (“dependants’ carers’ allowance”), in respect of such expenses of arranging for the care of their children or dependants as are necessarily incurred in respect of the performance of any approved duty.

(2) The amount of dependants’ carers’ allowance shall be determined by the council.

(3) The amount of dependants’ carers’ allowance payable by the council shall be the lesser of—

(a)the actual expenses of arranging care of their children or dependants as are necessarily incurred in respect of the performance of any approved duty; or

(b)such amount as is determined by the council.

(4) The council shall not make any payment under this regulation —

(a)in respect of any child over the age of fifteen years, or any dependant, unless the councillor satisfies the council that the child or dependant required supervision which incurred expenses that were necessary in respect of the care of that child or dependant in the carrying out of an approved duty;

(b)to more than one councillor in relation to the care of the same child or dependant; or

(c)of more than one dependants’ carers’ allowance to any councillor.

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