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WELL it didn’t take long after the supposedly one-off “market supplement” payment to a senior York director before calls came in for big pay increases elsewhere.
Your correspondent Richard Bridge (Letters, August 15) thinks the special payment now requires a substantial pay rise to all York councillors because of their “important role” and he justifies this by saying limited allowances deter some from putting themselves forward as a representative of the people. A cynical person might think that Mr Bridge is hoping to be a candidate at the local elections.
This just shows the folly of the discretionary payment formula.
It was bound to lead to special pleading for more pay elsewhere.
John Jones, Sand Hutton Manor, York.
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