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Fire and Rescue Authorities

Independant Remuneration Panel for Wales

Fire and Rescue Authorities

The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales determines the salary payable to elected members nominated by principal councils to sit on one of Wales’ three fire and rescue authorities.

A fire and rescue authority can also pay a senior salary to its chair, deputy chair and up to two committee chairs. 

  • The basic salary of Fire and Rescue Authority is £1,715. 
  • A chair’s salary is £10,415.
  • A deputy chair or committee chair’s salary is £5,415.

Elected members who receive a band 1 or 2 senior salary from a principal council cannot receive a salary from a Fire and Rescue authority.

Fire and rescue Authority members are also entitled to claim for any travel or subsistence costs they incur when on official business, and can also claim for the costs of childcare or care of a dependant adult.

Compliance 

Fire and rescue authorities must maintain an annual Schedule of Member Remuneration detailing the payments it will make to members in the coming municipal year. This information must be published by 31st July each year, and made available to the IRP and the general public. 

The IRP has issued a pro forma which can be used by fire and rescue authorities to produce a Schedule of Member Remuneration.

Fire and rescue authorities must also publish a “Statement of Payments” by 30th September each year. This document details all payments made to elected members in the previous municipal year.