Report of the Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Digital Officer
The committee received information in relation to the Annual Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales as contained within the circulated report.
Members expressed concerns that the carers allowance was taxable, and queried whether it should be classed as a reimbursement of cost to an individual instead. Members queried whether there had been any interest from members to receive carers allowance. Officers stated that there had been no interest from members, and there appeared to be a reluctance across Wales to receive the allowance.
That officers liaise with the Director of Finance for advice before writing to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales for further clarification on why the carers allowance was classified by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as an income rather than a reimbursement.