Plaid respond to Cabinet allowances cut


Colin Mann


Commenting on the decision of the Labour Cabinet on Caerphilly County Borough Council to reduce their allowances, Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the opposition Plaid Cymru group, said: "We welcome the decision which is long overdue.

Plaid Cymru has been urging Labour rulers to follow their colleagues onv Rhondda Cynon Taf and Cardiff councils but until now they ignored our appeals.

"The savings proposed won’t have any major impact on the authority’s budget problems but it does represent a gesture when the people of the county borough are facing cuts in services.

"However, we note that the Labour group is continuing to ignore our appeals to reduce the number of Cabinet members. They increased the number to 10 immediately they took office in 2012. The Cabinet is top heavy and could be cut without any impact on the running of the authority."