Councillor expenses: More than £1 million claimed but amount down on year before
Last updated at 12:36, Monday, 12 March 2012
Cumbria county councillors received more than £1 million in allowances and expenses in 2010-11 – an average of £12,687 each.
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Woah, Anon! "you are the very reason" ! slightly over the top reaction there, Anon.I posted the link because that was the page I was looking at at the time. The link was supposed to be helpful to people who had never heard of the site. Even though this story is about Cumbria County Council, I don't think it unreasonable to post a more generalised response. I was hoping people might use the link and look around the whole site, not just stay put on that one page. And, yes, they have been publishing information on allowance spending for a long time, however, this is often not very detailed. Don't be so angry, Anon. It's only the local News and Star.
A A Smith. This article is about cumbria county council, yet you point to a link about carlisle city council.You are the very reason why a two tier system doesnt work, you seem to be entirely unable to rationalise in your mind that two different councils exist that are autonomous of each other.All councillors allowances of all councils for many years have been publically published. Long before the freedom of information act.
If you are interested in details of your councillors spending, or indeed any spending, or other information....then ask them!Use the website Whatdotheyknow to ask questions of the people elected by and paid for by you! It is up to us to take charge of the situation and be aware of the powers we have.http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/carlisle_city_council