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Localism Act 2011

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(1)In this Chapter “relevant authority” means—

(a)a county council,

(b)a county borough council,

(c)a district council,

(d)a London borough council,

(e)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority,

(f)the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

(g)the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,

(h)a metropolitan county fire and rescue authority, or

(i)a fire and rescue authority constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies.

(2)In this Chapter “chief officer”, in relation to a relevant authority, means each of the following—

(a)the head of its paid service designated under section 4(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;

(b)its monitoring officer designated under section 5(1) of that Act;

(c)a statutory chief officer mentioned in section 2(6) of that Act;

(d)a non-statutory chief officer mentioned in section 2(7) of that Act;

(e)a deputy chief officer mentioned in section 2(8) of that Act.

(3)In this Chapter “remuneration”, in relation to a chief officer and a relevant authority, means—

(a)the chief officer’s salary or, in the case of a chief officer engaged by the authority under a contract for services, payments made by the authority to the chief officer for those services,

(b)any bonuses payable by the authority to the chief officer,

(c)any charges, fees or allowances payable by the authority to the chief officer,

(d)any benefits in kind to which the chief officer is entitled as a result of the chief officer’s office or employment,

(e)any increase in or enhancement of the chief officer’s pension entitlement where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the authority, and

(f)any amounts payable by the authority to the chief officer on the chief officer ceasing to hold office under or be employed by the authority, other than amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.

(4)In this Chapter “terms and conditions”, in relation to a chief officer and a relevant authority, means the terms and conditions on which the chief officer holds office under or is employed by the authority.

(5)References in this Chapter to the remuneration of, or the other terms and conditions applying to, a chief officer include—

(a)the remuneration that may be provided to, or the terms and conditions that may apply to, that chief officer in the future, and

(b)the remuneration that is to be provided to, or the terms and conditions that are to apply to, chief officers of that kind that the authority may appoint in the future.

(6)In this Chapter “remuneration”, in relation to a relevant authority and an employee of its who is not a chief officer, means—

(a)the employee’s salary,

(b)any bonuses payable by the authority to the employee,

(c)any allowances payable by the authority to the employee,

(d)any benefits in kind to which the employee is entitled as a result of the employee’s employment,

(e)any increase in or enhancement of the employee’s pension entitlement where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the authority, and

(f)any amounts payable by the authority to the employee on the employee ceasing to be employed by the authority, other than any amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.

(7)References in this Chapter to the remuneration of an employee who is not a chief officer include—

(a)the remuneration that may be provided to that employee in the future, and

(b)the remuneration that is to be provided to employees of the same kind that the authority may employ in the future.

(8)In this Chapter—

  • “enactment” includes an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978);

  • “financial year” means the period of 12 months ending with 31 March in any year.

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