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Tower Hamlets councillors vote for £300 annual pay rise

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Tower Hamlets councillors have voted to extend their pay by greater than £300 a 12 months.

Basic allowances for councillors within the borough will go up from £11,380 to £11,693 from April 1.

The improve, at 2.7 per cent, is in step with pay rises for public native authorities employees, however effectively above inflation at 0.9 per cent.

All councillors obtain a primary allowance, with some are paid extra in the event that they tackle additional obligations.

Mayor John Biggs is at the moment paid £80,176 a 12 months, whereas the deputy mayors get an additional £32,070 and cupboard members obtain £21,380 plus the essential allowance.

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Councillors signed off the pay rise at a council assembly on March 17. 

Independent councillor Andrew Wood abstained on the proposal, saying the council’s report didn’t make it clear that members have been receiving a pay rise.

He mentioned: “At a time when CPI inflation is 0.9pc so we’re principally voting for a rise over and above inflation and I believe on the naked minimal that’s what the report ought to have mentioned.

“It ought to have made clear what the rise was.”

Mayor John Biggs added: “I believe we agreed a while in the past that we might peg our allowances to native authorities will increase.

“That can clearly be reconsidered.”