Thursday 20 April 2023

AS HOUSEHOLDS across the country face record Council Tax hikes, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has published its annual Town Hall Rich List, the only comprehensive list of its kind with a council-by-council breakdown of local government executive pay deals. And in Yorkshire and the Humber region, the local authority with the most employees who received remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2021-22 was East Riding Council, with 23.

According to the Alliance’s report they included chief executive Caroline Lacey, whose salary was given as £173,000 plus £5,000 in expenses. The total package, including pension payments, was worth £205,000. The list can be accessed via a link here 

PEOPLE eligible to vote in May’s local government elections but who don’t have an acceptable form of photo ID that’s now required, are being reminded that the deadline to apply for a free voter authority certificate is fast approaching. 

The acceptable form of photo ID can include a passport, driver’s licence, an older person’s bus pass or disabled person’s bus pass or a blue badge. However, those who do not have a form of photo ID can still apply for a free voter authority certificate, as long as the applicant has already registered to vote and is on the electoral register.

People have until 5pm on Tuesday next week (April 25) to apply for the free certificate on the Electoral Commission website – More information is available here