The basic allowance recognises the time councillors are expected to spend on council work - on average 80 hours a month, of which the first 20 are reflected as voluntary.
What does BA stand for?
BA stands for Basic Allowance
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- Bankers' Acceptance (finance)
- Bar Arcade (IRC network)
- Bari, Puglia (Italian province)
- Barrel Aged (beer)
- Basal Area
- Basic Access
- Basic Agreement
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The authority has also agreed the basic allowance for councillors should remain at PS9,550 and that special responsibility allowances should not be increased.
In Newcastle, councillors receive a basic allowance of PS9,210 - hardly a six-figure sum.
Liverpool councillors are the highest paid with basic allowances of pounds 10,077, followed by the Wirral with pay at pounds 9,171.
For 2011-12 the panel agreed that the maximum basic allowance should not be increased and should remain at pounds 13,868 a year.
Not one of Durham County Council's 126 members voted against increasing their basic allowance from pounds 11,079 to pounds 13,300 at a meeting.
A flatrate basic allowance is payable to all councillors in recognition of their time commitments in attending council and committee meetings, dealing with constituents, meeting with local organisations and representing the council on outside bodies.
Since 1999, the province has increased the benefits available to income assistance participants by: * raising rates, introducing a new Northern Energy Cost Benefit for people living in northern and remote regions, * increasing mileage rates and improving basic allowances, * improved work incentives, * increases to the school supplies allowance, * exemption of compensation payments for abuse at residential schools, * Registered Education Savings Plans, and * lump-sum payments for persons with disabilities to help