16-15 – 2016/17 Determination of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal

What’s new or changing

  • The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) has determined an increase of 2.5% to mayoral and councillor fees for the 2016/17 financial year, with effect from 1 July 2016.

What this will mean for your council

  • Sections 248 and 249 of the Local Government Act 1993 require councils to fix and pay an annual fee based on the Tribunal’s determination of 2.5% for the 2016/17 financial year.

Key points

  • The level of fees paid will depend on what category the council is in.
  • A council cannot fix a fee higher than the maximum amount determined by the Tribunal.
  • If a council does not fix a fee, the council must pay the minimum fee determined by the Tribunal.

Where to go for further information

Tim Hurst

Acting Chief Executive