Story by Victoria Prest in The Press.
Leaders of the biggest political parties on City of York Council vowed in advance to follow the advice of an independent panel on councillor pay, it has emerged.
All 47 councillors at City of York are due to vote on recommendations to increase their basic allowances next week, under a wider overhaul of allowances that would increase the total bill by around 15 per cent.
It is expected the changes will be pushed through, as when the three major group leaders first asked the panel to review their pay in October, they promised to support the recommendations whether they saw councillors’ allowances go up or down.
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