Councillors in Flintshire are set to receive a £200 annual pay boost under recommendations made by an independent body.

The local authority has outlined the payments its members will receive for the following year ahead of a full council meeting on Tuesday.

It outlines that its 70 councillors will get a 1.49 per cent increase, taking their basic pay up to £13,600 per year.

The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales said it had determined the uplift to address the reduction of salaries in relation to average Welsh earnings.

Chair of the panel, which sets wages for councillors across Wales, John Braders said: “As a panel we believe the overwhelming majority of the 1,254 elected members of the 22 councils are committed to serving their communities and put in many hours that the basic remuneration could not cover.

“Affordability is an issue for both the councils and tax payers and this restricts other than modest additional costs to the total payments to members.

“What we wish to prevent is further erosion of the link with the average Welsh earnings.”

No changes have been made to senior salaries with council leader Aaron Shotton receiving the same sum as the previous year of £48,100 and deputy leader Bernie Attridge earning £33,600.

Meanwhile cabinet members will still get £29,100 and committee chairs are due to receive £22,300.

In a report asking members to approve the publishing of the pay figures, Flintshire Council’s Chief Officer for Governance, Gareth Owens, said: “As reported at the April meeting, the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales issued its Annual Report for 2018/19 in February.

“That report determines what payments can be made to both elected and co-opted members for 2018/19.

“The amounts paid to members in salaries has been budgeted for on the basis of the proposals in the draft report which was published in October 2017.”