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Pledge to save cash by using technology after Western Isles councillors' salaries and expenses rise by nearly £5,000

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Western Isles council chiefs will look into ways of saving money by using technology after the salaries and expenses of elected members went up this year.
Figures showed the £672,418 total includes £572,310 in wages and £100,108 in expenses.
It marks a £5,000 rise on last year.
As expected, much of the expenses total is taken up by travel costs for the island councillors. Mileage expenses charged by 14 of the 31 members made up £20,405 of the total, with other travel expenses accounting for £49,717.
Subsistence expenses cost the taxpayer £21,691, while £5,735 was reimbursed for telephone...
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