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Potential salary of new Cambridgeshire Mayor revealed

James Palmer was elected as the new Mayor in May Credit: ITV News Anglia

A final decision is due on the salary of the new Mayor for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

The recommendation by the Independent Remuneration Panel suggests an annual salary of £75,000 based on the responsibilities of the elected Mayor.

"We thank the Independent Remuneration Panel for their research and recommendations. This paper will now be considered by the Combined Authority and we hope for a swift decision on 28 June.”

– Martin Whitely, Interim Chief Executive of the Combine Authority for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

What is the Independent Remuneration Panel?

The Panel has to have at least three members who are not members of the Combined Authority and its purpose is to make a recommendation to the Combined Authority on an appropriate level of allowance.

The Panel has to base its recommendations on the duties of the Mayor. It considered the statutory framework for the new Combined Authority, as well as a range of supporting documentation such as the details of the devolution deal produced by the Department of Communities and Local Government. The Panel also took account of statutory guidance issued by the Government and relevant points of law.

The salary will be reviewed in two years.

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