yes I am
elected councillors receive what is called an allowance it is not a salary - it about £300 per month for clothes petrol call costs etc etc but it requires my NI number as it is taxed prior to being paid.
sorry I will have to leave soon and go offline next 30 minutes
I replied below yesterday
thank you for the clarity - I think the website dropped out for a while
so finally can I backdate the claim to the last election as the council has said I would have to seek advice on this matter and its taken 3 months to clarify such a grey area..?
Yes I have thanks Taratill - very helpful! - I will try to get the scheme rules if no backdating on allowance - should be easy as I also sit on scrutiny Governance committee!
ok thank you - if I do it will most likely be this week.
where is the other question and answers please? seems to have gone off this thread entirely..no idea why.
it was the one with the backdating of allowances and the scheme rules etc.
I have been charged twice despite having access to free service after first question - I have also been charged twice for my tip
This amounts to 2 x £56 and 2x £10 charges
can I please be refunded before I finish this service.
please advise -
Ps this is the 2nd attempt to contact since the weekend.
I also have these charges on my bank ledger.
it seems crazy because the site dropped out it automatically creates a new question - which is you look does not even make sense as a question and re asks me for my payment details again!!?? very dodgy.
thanks for any help
thanks very much Taratill
the system should not do this as it automatically signs you for a week free after the first question, so the accidental system fault creating my 2nd question (due to some odd drop out I recall) should not have required another payment...also if you look at the question 2 it does not make sense (because the web system GUI created it - not me)
thanks again Tara