Parish council to face clerk tribunal

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Heckington Parish Council is facing an employment tribunal after the resignation of its clerk, Angela Edwards. Chairman Jan Palmer explained at last Monday’s meeting they had had to add £4,000 to their budget for next year to cover legal fees and a potential claim.

Heckington Parish Council is facing an employment tribunal after the resignation of its clerk, Angela Edwards.

Chairman Jan Palmer explained at last Monday’s meeting they had had to add £4,000 to their budget for next year to cover legal fees and a potential claim.

Coun Palmer said they will need £84,730 for the coming year’s precept, compared to £75,800 last year. This included an increase in wages and pension contributions - something queried by a member of the public - and to pay off the £2,500 needed for a recent by-election.

The anticipated salary cost this year is £33,872, rising to £35,700.00 for next year, £1,000 of which is to allow for the new pensions regulations.