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Politicians paid mileage for attending virtual meetings from their homes

Big pay rise for councillors delayed after nurses furore

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With restrictions on travel, many county council meetings are taking place online, but councillors continue to be paid mileage. Photo: Paul Faith/Getty Images

With restrictions on travel, many county council meetings are taking place online, but councillors continue to be paid mileage. Photo: Paul Faith/Getty Images

With restrictions on travel, many county council meetings are taking place online, but councillors continue to be paid mileage. Photo: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Politicians are being paid mileage to attend virtual meetings at home, it has emerged. Councillors from across all parties on some councils are getting expenses, as normal, despite the Covid-19 restrictions.

And the controversy over the failure to pay student nurses and a forthcoming vote on a public sector pay deal has resulted in the delay of a substantial pay rise for councillors.


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