Suffolk councillors' £2,000 pay rise

SUFFOLK County councillors are set to get a £2,000 pay rise, taking their basic allowance to £9,000 each.

SUFFOLK County councillors are set to get a £2,000 basic allowance increase, it can be revealed today.

The council promised its members it would review the allowance system back in December. An independent remuneration panel says the basic allowance should be increased from £7,000 to £9,000 and the council is set to recommend that the increase gets the go-ahead.

Leader of the council Jeremy Pembroke defended the increase, saying the current £7,000 is “not reasonable”.

See tomorrow's Evening Star for the full story.

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