The outrageous 18 per cent increase in the pay and expenses of councillors is the proposal of the remuneration committee (Pay rise plan is ‘out of touch’, December 17). This body is supposed to be independent and impartial. We should be told which people are on this committee, so that the public can make up their own minds as to how independent it is.

Geoff Robb,

Hunters Close, Dunnington