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Pay Rise For Cornwall Councillors

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

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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.

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