FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

14 May 2021



  1. Does the council collect, from councillors allowances, funds which are then passed to a political party?   
  2. Please give the reason why the council is collecting, from councillors allowances, funds for a political party 
  3. Please advise the annual amount collected and paid to each individually named political party 
  4. Has NI and Tax been deducted before the funds are collected?
  5. What is the cost to the council for making these deductions and arranging bank transfers or cheque payments?
  6. What bank charges are incurred in transferring the funds or cheque payments?

East Herts Council Response

04 June 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed

We do not make any deductions from members allowances that are passed to political parties

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.


Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.


Thank you for your request.