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Freedom of information request response - 05803

FOI request

FOI ID number
05803
Regarding
Childcare and carers allowance for councillors
Request
  1. Do you offer a childcare allowance for councillors?
  2. Do you offer an adult dependent carers' allowance for councillors?
  3. Does
    1. your childcare allowance and
    2. your adult dependent carers’ allowance pay for the actual costs members incur for childcare?
  4. If not, what is the maximum payment per hour for
    1. childcare and
    2. adult dependent care?
  5. Are councillors permitted to claim allowances for more than one dependent for the same period of time?
  6. Are councillors who receive Carers Allowance from the Government able to claim the council’s dependent carers allowance?
  7. Is there a maximum payment over the course of a year or any other period of time for dependent carers’ allowance for councillors?
  8. What are the requirements in terms of the standard or formality of care that must be met for councillors to receive payments for
    1. childcare and
    2. adult dependent care?
  9. Do dependent carers allowances cover all council related business, including all committee meetings, ad-hoc meetings with council staff or other councillors, surgeries, and other related council business?

Our response

Response
  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. Yes, with prior agreement from the Director of Finance.
  4. N/A
  5. With prior agreement from the Director of Finance.
  6. With prior agreement from the Director of Finance.
  7. With prior agreement from the Director of Finance.
  8. Information regarding Members allowances can be found on our website: https://www.eden.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-and-committees/district-councillors/district-councillors-allowances/
  9. Information regarding approved duties can be found on our website: https://www.eden.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-and-committees/district-councillors/district-councillors-allowances/
Response date
12 January 2019