Sharp increase in council allowances

COUNCILLORS in Suffolk Coastal have voted to increase their allowances by 33per cent.They agreed to the increase from £2,988 to £4,000 at a full council meeting last night.

COUNCILLORS in Suffolk Coastal have voted to increase their allowances by 33per cent.

They agreed to the increase from £2,988 to £4,000 at a full council meeting last night.

The rise follows research which showed that their allowance was below the average levels of other comparable authorities.

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