Decision details

Review of Returning Officer's Fees and Expenses

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks Members' approval of the Returning Officer's scale of fees and charges for use at all relevant local elections and referendums held in the Uttlesford district from 1 March 2019.


Councillor Howell presented a report on the Returning Officer’s scale of fees and expenses for use at all relevant local elections and referendums in the Uttlesford district.  He said the proposals had been subject to benchmarking, and that it was important to ensure recruitment to the multiple roles required to run an election.  He proposed the recommendations, which were seconded by Councillor Fairhurst. 


RESOLVED that the Council:


a.    approves the scale of fees and expenses set out in Appendix 1 to the report.


b.    reviews the fees and expenses every four years in the year immediately preceding the ordinary election of district and parish councillors.


c.    delegates authority to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services to increase the scales annually to reflect the local government pay award.



Report author: Rebecca Dobson

Publication date: 21/12/2018

Date of decision: 04/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Council

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