Salary and Expenses

Dundee City Council has published the annual returns of councillors' salaries and expenses.  You can see the return here.  You will see from this that in the last financial year I received the nationally agreed pay rate for backbench councillors of £16,560.  I also have a mobile phone provided by the City Council which this year cost £213.86, this bill was paid directly by the City Council.  There are a number of other categories where I could have claimed expenses, I have chosen not to.  Councillors are expected to undertake training on an on-going basis, over the last year here are some of the topics covered, I have attended most training.  As I have said on a number of occasions I am happy to discuss any issue around my expenses with any constituent.