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How much did your councillor claim in allowances and expenses

The annual totals for allowances and expenses claimed in the council year 2018-2019 show the cost for the authority’s councillors and co-opted members to be just under £800,000.

The annual figures are published under the Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme, and include members’ basic allowance (MBA), special responsibility allowance (SRA), for example Cabinet or leadership status or scrutiny committee status (some for role as chair or vice-chair), travel and subsistence, dependent carer allowance, Mayoral allowance, and co-optee’s allowances. Together they add up to £779,213.58. Councillors are not paid a salary, but receive an allowance for time spent on official council business. The figures cover some final payments for councillors or representatives who left office at the May 2018 elections. The council publishes the monthly and annual figures via dataworks.calderdale.gov.uk accessible on its website. The figures for 2018-2019 were as follows:

Andrew Johnson (co-opted member), 382.92 (Co-opted Member Allowance).
Andrew Johnson (co-opted member), 382.92 (Co-opted Member Allowance).
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Andrew Tagg, 1,078.61 (MBA) and 808.93 (Member SRA  Scrutiny), totalling 1,114.42.
Andrew Tagg, 1,078.61 (MBA) and 808.93 (Member SRA Scrutiny), totalling 1,114.42.
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Anne Collins (Lab, Ovenden), 10,559.04 (MBA) and 2,766.90 (Member SRA  Scrutiny), totalling 13,325.94.
Anne Collins (Lab, Ovenden), 10,559.04 (MBA) and 2,766.90 (Member SRA Scrutiny), totalling 13,325.94.
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Ashley Evans (Lib Dem, Warley) 10,559.04 (MBA) and 7,919.04 (Member SRA  Scrutiny), totalling 18,478.08.
Ashley Evans (Lib Dem, Warley) 10,559.04 (MBA) and 7,919.04 (Member SRA Scrutiny), totalling 18,478.08.
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