4. 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 £1,780
  • a chair’s salary is £10,480
  • a deputy chair or committee chair’s salary is £5,480

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 reimbursement of costs of childcare or care (RoCoC) 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 Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales and the general public. 

The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales 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.