DEMOCRATIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

19TH MARCH 2020

INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES (IRPW) DRAFT SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT–THE PRINCIPLES RELATING TO THE REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS OF CARE

Recommendations / key decisions required:

 

To consider and comment on the supplementary report.

 

 

Reasons:

 

The IRPW is seeking views on proposals relating to the reimbursement of costs of care.

 

Relevant scrutiny committee to be consulted   N/A

Exec Board Decision Required                     NO

Council Decision Required                           NO

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:- Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader

Directorate: Chief Executive’s

Name of Head of Service:

Linda Rees Jones

Report Author:

Gaynor Morgan

 

Designations:

Head of Administration & Law

 

Head of Democratic Services

 

Tel Nos.

01267 224010

01267 224026

E Mail Addresses:

LRJones@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

GMorgan@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 


DEMOCRATIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

19TH MARCH 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES (IRPW) DRAFT SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT–THE PRINCIPLES RELATING TO THE REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS OF CARE

 

 

The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales is responsible for determining the level of payments to elected members of councils, national park authorities and fire and rescue authorities in Wales.

For several years, the Panel has endeavoured to find ways to increase the take up of the financial support for members of councils  who have care responsibilities or personal needs as it believes that this provision is an important factor to increase and sustain diversity of membership of local authorities.

The Panel has circulated a draft Supplementary Report as part of its continuing review process and proposes a set of principles that should be adopted by all relevant authorities.

The Democratic Services Committee is requested to consider the set of principles for the Reimbursement of the Costs of Care, with any observations being included within the Authority’s consultation response.

 

The consultation closes on 9 April 2020.

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

YES –IRPW  consultation Letter and Draft Report


IMPLICATIONS

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed: Linda Rees Jones                                                    Head of Administration & Legal                           

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

CONSULTATIONS

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed:   Linda Rees Jones                                           Head of Administration & Legal                                               

1. Scrutiny Committee   N/A

2.Local Member(s)    N/A

3.Community / Town Council     N/A

4.Relevant Partners     N/A

5.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations     N/A

 


Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW    

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

IRPW

 

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-02/independent-remuneration-panel-for-wales-draft-supplementary-report.pdf