Councillors' pay rise: from our Cornwall Correspondent

Councillors in Cornwall are under fire tonight after they awarded themselves a 20% increase in their allowances. It comes at a time when staff at the local authority are facing a pay freeze and services are being cut.

The amount paid to councillors is among the highest in the country. Cornwall's new figure of £14,600 compares with under £11,000 at Devon County Council and £10,000 at Plymouth City Council. Both have frozen allowances at last year's figures.

Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.


Pay Rise For Cornwall Councillors

Councillors on Cornwall Council have voted to give themselves a 20% rise in their basic allowances.