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The Local Authorities (Allowances for Members of Fire Authorities) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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PART 3Schemes-Further Provision

Amount of allowances

9.  A scheme under Part 2 shall specify in respect of any year to which it relates —

(a)the amount of the fire authority allowance; and

(b)the amount of the fire authority chairperson’s allowance and the fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance.

Recovery of allowances

10.  A scheme may provide that where payment of an allowance under Part 2 of these Regulations has already been made in respect of any period during which the member concerned —

(a)is suspended or partially suspended from that member’s responsibilities or duties as a member, chairperson or vice-chairperson in accordance with Part III of the 2000 Act or regulations made under that Part;

(b)ceases to be a member of the fire authority; or

(c)is in any way not entitled to receive the allowance in respect of that period,

the fire authority may require that such part of the allowance as relates to any such period be repaid to the authority (and such repayment may include the withholding by the fire authority of a future instalment of the relevant allowance, in part or in whole, from the member).

Forgoing of allowance

11.  A scheme under Part 2 shall provide that a member may, by notice in writing given to the proper officer of the fire authority, elect to forgo the whole or any part of that member’s entitlement to an allowance under the scheme.

Claims and payments

12.  A scheme under Part 2 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.

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