The document shows all of the Fees and Charges currently charged by Pembrokeshire County Council. The information is correct at the time of publication, please contact the relevant service area with any queries.
All Fees are inclusive of VAT, if applicable (unless otherwise stated).
Fees and charges marked with an asterisk * are set by the Council, those not marked are set by other organisations such as Welsh Government and Westminster.
||Basic Salary||Annual Payment
|2.||Senior Salaries (including Basic Salary)
Leader of the Council
Chairmen of Committees
Leader - largest Opposition Group
Co-Opted Chairman of Committees
Co-Opted Ordinary Member
per day - £256
per half day - £128
per day - £198
per half day - £99
|Co-opted members be limited to a maximum of 10 full days for the 2018/19 municipal year for each committee to which an individual is co-opted.|
|4.||Subsistence Allowances (Approved Duty Only)
No subsistence allowances will be payable for any approved duties within the County. Subsistence payments for approved duties outside the County will be reimbursed up to the agreed limit subject to costs being incurred and receipts provided to support such reimbursements. Subsistence allowances for 2018/2019 are as follows:-
|Day Subsistence Rate (Approved Duty)||maximum - £28|
|Overnight Subsistence (Approved Duty)
maximum - £200
maximum - £95
|Overnight stay with friends or relatives (Approved Duty)||maximum - £30|
|Generally, where attendance is required with overnight accommodation this should be pre-booked by an officer.
Attendance at meetings outside the United Kingdom must be agreed in advance with the Chief Finance Officer.
For further conditions relating to expenses please refer to section 12.
|5.||Travelling Allowances (Approved Duty Only)
Travelling costs for approved duties both within and outside the County will be reimbursed based on mileage travelled and agreed mileage rates. Mileage rates from 2018/2019 are as follows:-
|Up to 10,000 miles
Over 10,000 miles
|45p per mile
25p per mile
|24p per mile
20p per mile
5p per mile
|Mileage is payable for the journey from home to and return from your destination.|
An “Approved duty” means:-
(a) Attendance at a meeting of the Authority or of any Committee of the Authority or of any body to which the Authority makes appointments or nominations or of any Committee of such a body;
(b) Attendance at a meeting of any association of Authorities of which the Authority is a Member;
(c) Attendance at any other meeting the holding of which is authorised by the Authority or by a Committee of the Authority or by a joint Committee of the Authority and one or more other Authorities;
(d) A duty undertaken for the purpose of or in connection with the discharge of the functions of an executive where the Authority is operating executive arrangements within the meaning of Part II of the 2000 Act;
(e) A duty undertaken in pursuance of a standing order which requires a Member or Members to be present when tender documents are opened;
(f) A duty undertaken in connection with the discharge of any function of the Authority which empowers or requires the Authority to inspect or authorise the inspection of premises;
(g) Attendance at any training or developmental event approved by the Authority or its executive or board;
(h) Any other duty approved by the Authority, or any other duty of a class so approved, undertaken for the purpose of, or in connection with, the discharge of the functions of the Authority or of any of its Committees.
nb. The determination of whether a duty is an “approved duty” is delegated to the Chief Executive or Director of Finance.
Reimbursement of such payments, up to a maximum of £403 per month, will be paid subject to costs being incurred and receipts provided to support such claims.
Members are entitled under the provisions of the Family Absence for Members of Local Authorities (Wales) Regulations 2013 to a period of family absence, during which if they satisfy the prescribed conditions they are entitled to be absent from Authority meetings. When taking family absence, Members are entitled to retain a basic salary irrespective of their attendance record immediately preceding the commencement of the family absence. Should a senior salary holder be eligible for family absence they will be able to continue to receive their senior salary for the duration of the absence.
|9.||Civic Salaries (including Basic Salary)|
|Chairman of County Council
Vice-Chairman of County Council
|10.||Foregoing Salaries and Fees
Under Section 154 of the Local Government Measure 2011, any Member or Co-Opted Member may, by notice in writing to the Director of Finance, elect to forgo any part of their entitlement to a salary or fee as determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.
The Members’ travelling and subsistence claim form, including payment arrangements, are attached.
|12.||Member Responsibility/Attendance etc.
(a) A statement of the basic responsibility of a Councillor is in place
The Member Handbook, a hard copy of which was given to each Member at Induction, contained job descriptions for Councillors and for the various responsibilities and roles that they might have eg. a Member, the Leader/Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member, Chairman/Member of Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Opposition Leader/Deputy Leader, Chairman/Member of a Regulatory Committee, Member Champion etc.
(b) Role descriptors of senior salary office holders is in place.
(c) Records are kept of Councillor attendance
Members sign attendance sheets for every official occasion. Details of attendance are recorded on the Minutes of the meeting and Members’ attendance can be scrutinised by the general public via the ModernGov System which publishes the Agendas and Minutes of meetings. It is intended that attendance of Members will be published annually since the Election of the Council in May 2012.
(d) Records are kept of any Councillor activity
If Members attend outside bodies they can claim expenses for attendance and records of claim are retained. Activities in the Member’s constituency are not recorded by the Council.
(e) Annual reports are prepared by Councillors, and published on the Council Website
The Council is making arrangements to facilitate a Member’s annual report should they decide to do so which will include publication on the Council’s website. This is a matter being led by the Democratic Services Committee.
Further conditions relating to reimbursement of Travelling & Subsistence Expenses
(a) Claims should be submitted no later than three months after the approved duty was performed.
(b) The mileage/expenses claimed have been necessarily incurred in respect of approved duties on behalf of the County Council.
(c) No claim has or will be made or other reimbursement be received in respect of the approved duty from any other body.
(d) This is no entitlement to receive remuneration in respect of the approved duties to which the claim relates, other than under the authority's current scheme.
(e) No claim is being made for a spouse or partner or for travelling as a passenger with another member or officer.
(f) No claim is being made to attend a political meeting.
(g) All reimbursements will be made via the council's payroll system to ensure the correct treatment of tax is made.
(h) All Cleddau Bridge tolls will be paid at 60p in the absence of a receipt.
(i) Claim forms to be submitted to the Payroll Department by the 10th of each month.
|Director of Finance
Pembrokeshire County Council will be taking part in the National Fraud Initiative for 2016/17
The Auditor General for Wales, under his powers, requires Pembrokeshire County Council to participate in the National Fraud Initiative for 2016/17. Pembrokeshire County Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds in order to prevent and detect fraud. The Auditor General for Wales appoints the auditor to audit the accounts of Pembrokeshire County Council. He is also empowered and responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.
What is data matching?
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency that requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is a fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
Why does Pembrokeshire County Council have to share data for data matching?
The Auditor General currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. The Auditor General requires this Council, under his statutory data matching powers in Part 3A of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, to provide information it holds for this purpose. We are required to provide, where we can, particular sets of data to the Auditor General for matching for each exercise and includes for example the likes of housing benefit, passes and permits such as blue badges, payroll, licences and private supported care home residents. The full list and details are set out within the what we do Section on the Wales Audit Office website.
Use of Data
The use of data by the Auditor General in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under powers in Part 3A of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data matching by the Auditor General is subject to a Code of Practice.
For further information on the Auditor General's legal powers and the reasons why he matches particular information, please see the main Hyperlink cannot be resolved(welshauditoffice) and navigate or search the site. Alternatively, please use the specific links identified above or contact: David Rees, NFI Manager, Wales Audit Office, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ (Tel: 029 2032 0561) or email email@example.com.
For further information about the data provided or work undertaken by Pembrokeshire County Council please contact Jo Hendy (Governance, Assurance & Information Manager) on 01437 776213 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Charlotte Hodges (Internal Audit Team Leader) on 01437 775899 or email@example.com
Our online public inspection of accounts is open from 10am on Wednesday 30th May 2018 to 4pm on Tuesday 26th June 2018.
To make an appointment to visit Unit 26 Thornton Business Park, Milford Haven, SA73 2RR between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01437 775683
Notice of Audit
The Council's overall financial strategy is outlined in its Medium Term Financial Plan .
We also have a strategy which outlines our approach to holding and utilising reserves.
The Council's annual budget is set by full Council in March each year.
An integrated monitoring report is produced for the Council's Cabinet at the end of each quarter.