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

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Fire authority chairperson’s allowances and vice-chairperson’s allowances

8.—(1) A scheme made under this Part shall provide for the payment for each year to which the scheme relates of a fire authority chairperson’s allowance and a fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance.

(2) For the purposes of the year beginning on the date of the coming into force of these Regulations and ending on 31 March 2005, the amount of —

(a)a fire authority chairperson’s allowance payable to a chairperson under the scheme shall not exceed £4,591; and

(b)a fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance payable to a vice-chairperson under the scheme shall not exceed £3,529.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (2), (3)(b), (4) and (5) of regulation 6, the amount of —

(a)fire authority chairperson’s allowance payable to a chairperson under the scheme for the year ending 31 March 2006 shall not exceed £9,108; and

(b)fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance payable to a vice-chairperson under the scheme for the year ending 31 March 2006 shall not exceed £7,000.

(4) For the purposes of years commencing on or after 1 April 2006, the amount of —

(a)fire authority chairperson’s allowance payable to a chairperson under the scheme shall (subject to paragraphs (2), (3)(b), (4) and (5) of regulation 6) not exceed the amount of that allowance payable in the previous year; and

(b)fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance payable to a vice-chairperson under the scheme shall (subject to paragraphs (2), (3)(b), (4) and (5) of regulation 6) not exceed the amount of that allowance payable in the previous year.

(5) The scheme shall provide that where the term of office of a member as chairperson (or vice-chairperson) comprises part only of a year, the entitlement of that member shall be to payment of such proportion of the fire authority chairperson’s allowance (or fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance) as the number of days on which that office is held during the year bears to the number of days in that year.

(6) The scheme shall specify that where a member is suspended or partially suspended from that member’s responsibilities or duties as chairperson or vice-chairperson in accordance with Part III of the 2000 Act or regulations made under that Part, the part of fire authority chairperson’s allowance or fire authority vice-chairperson’s allowance payable to that member in respect of the period for which that member is suspended or partially suspended shall be withheld by the fire authority.

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