‘Pay rise’ for Mayor agreed

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has agreed to increase the Mayor’s allowance to £12,000 per year.

The Deputy Mayor’s allowance will rise by £5,000 each year. Councillors who are on the Planning Committee will receive £1,200 per year.

The increases were agreed by members of the Council’s Corporate Policy and Resources Committee at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Each councillor receives an annual basic allowance of £14,200.

Committee chairs also receive £3,000 per annum.

The decision will be ratified by full Council.