The trough feeders at Kent County Council all 81 elected Councillors have cost the Kent ratepayer nearly £2 million pounds in allowances & expenses for 2018/19. Below you can see what your KCC Cllrs claimed in allowances & expenses for 2018/19. KCC is one of the largest local authorities in England in terms of population served and the largest local authority of its type. (Blank is another Cllr named Marsh)
Kent County Council is responsible for public services such as education, transport, strategic planning, emergency services, social services, public safety and waste disposal among other things.
Many Trough feeders or rather KCC Cllrs are twin hatters, ie they sit on two councils, usually a district council from whom they also receive allowances and expenses. So for example Folkestone & Hythe District trough feeding twin hatters in 2018/19, were Susan Carey, Rory Love, David Monk, Dick Pascoe who between them received £167,344 for the financial year 2018/19 (April 1st – March 31st).
Finally, between 2010/11 and 2018/19 all trough feeding KCC Cllrs have received £16,370,000 in Allowances & Expenses. The significant rise in 2017/18 and 2018/19 is because KCC Cllrs gave themselves a rise shortly after the May 2017 elections.
While our roads grow worse, while KCC will not call a Climate emergency, our trough feeding Cllrs continue their assault on the cash mountains commonly known as allowance & expenses. We predict that next year they will break through the £2 million barrier. Are they value for money? We’ll leave you to decide that.
The Shepwayvox Team
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