After weeks of criticism and questions, the Tories seem determined to press on with the new arrangements.
A report is apparently imminent on the suggested new allowances for councillors. I believe that it will be publicly available before it is put to the Council for approval.
The next Cabinet Meeting due for 20th September has been cancelled. I can’t find a reason for this.
In other (possibly unrelated) news the chief Legal Services officer at the Town Hall has handed in her notice. I know that quite a few queries have been raised by councillors and members of the public about the legal advice provided and asked for about the new arrangements. The answer seems to be not much, other than concerning keeping the decision making out of the public domain.