Bringing an end to excessive Labour Council payments
The Cabinet under the current administration increased from seven to nine in May 2020. Deputy Cabinet Members increased to 10 with some portfolios having two Councillors in support. Nearly every Labour Councillor is in receipt of at least one Special Responsibility Allowance.
The Conservative Group do not believe in job creation or roles with extra payments at the cost of front-line services. The financial situation at the Council is not one which affords for Councillors to be in receipt of excessive payments.
The Conservative Group put forward a motion at the Annual Council Meeting of 2020 which had the support of all other parties to stop the increase in Cabinet Positions. The Labour Party voted this through for themselves, this amendment reverses that strategy
This Alternative Budget brings an end to job creation and non-roles such as First Deputy Leader at the cost of the Bury taxpayer. A new Councillor Leadership would consist of:
- 7 Cabinet Members including the Leader of the Council
- 0 Deputy Cabinet Members
- 10% cut to all Councillors in receipt of a Special Responsibility Allowance, including outside bodies.