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

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Travel and subsistence allowances

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7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a councillor or committee member shall be entitled to receive payment by way of—

(a)travel allowance in accordance with the rules in Schedule 1; and

(b)subsistence allowance in accordance with the rules in Schedule 2,

where expenditure on travel or on subsistence is necessarily incurred in the carrying out of an approved duty.

(2) The rate of allowance determined under paragraph (1) by a council shall be the same for all councillors or committee members entitled to the relevant allowance, and for every approved duty in respect of which it is payable.

(3) Any claim for payment of travel and subsistence allowances in accordance with these Regulations (excluding claims for travel by means of a private motor vehicle) shall be accompanied by appropriate receipts proving actual expenses, subject to any requirement or limitation that a council may determine.

(4) For the purpose of paragraph (3), a councillor or committee member’s private motor vehicle includes a vehicle belonging to a family member or otherwise provided for use by the councillor or committee member.

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