Lincolnshire's county councillors vote for allowance rise
Article Written By: BBC News
Lincolnshire's county councillors have voted to increase their allowances by 2.2%, putting their basic allowance at more than £10,000 a year.
The increase will mean they receive an extra £222 a year.
UKIP councillors at the Conservative-controlled council had called for a 1% decrease and Labour councillors abstained from the vote.
Council tax has also been increased by 1.9% - which will mean a rise of £20 a year for a Band D tax payer.
The hike takes the annual bill for a band D property to £1,085, not including other charges from district and city councils and police.
The council tax had been frozen for the past four years.
Published: Saturday 21st February 2015
By submitting your comment you are confirming that your post meets the site terms & conditions. Posts which do not meet the terms & conditions may be subject to moderation or removal.
Your comments may take a few moments to appear in the main comment box above.