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Nottinghamshire Councillor defends allowances

by John Willats

Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as having the highest allowances of any English County Council.

The Deputy Leader of Nottinghamshire Council Council has defended the allowances paid to councillors.

It says the allowances are set following recommendations made by an independent panel, taking into account several factors including councillors' workloads.

He also says the way the figures are put together are misleading.

Although Nottinghamshire pays the highest allowance of any English County Council, its allowances are the 53rd highest of all councils in the country.

Basic allowances in the county have also been frozen since 2009.

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