Best Value Commissioners

Commissioners' costs

  • Expenses for Gavin Jones are paid by Essex County Council and billed to Slough Borough Council. Gavin started the Assistant Commissioner role in January 2022, and as Head of Paid Service in March 2022.
  • Commissioners' fees are set by the Department for Levelling up Housing and Communities at:
    • £1,200 per day for the Lead Commissioner
    • £1,100 per day for the other Commissioners.
  • Commissioners’ expenses (travel and hotel/meals) are paid by the Council as stated in the terms of their appointment.

October 2022

Category Max Caller
Lead Commissioner
Margaret Lee
Finance Commissioner
Gavin Jones
Assistant Commissioner /
Head of Paid Service
Days (count) 12 6 2.5
Fees (£) 14,400 6,600 2,750
Employer oncosts (£) 2,211 1,027 To come.
Hotel / meals (£) 50 120 To come.
Travel (£) 115 253 48
Total (£) 16,776 8,000 2,798

November 2022

Category Max Caller
Lead Commissioner
Margaret Lee
Finance Commissioner
Gavin Jones
Assistant Commissioner /
Head of Paid Service
Days (count) 19 6.5 2.5
Fees (£) 22,800 7,150 2,750
Employer oncosts (£) 3,500 1,103 -
Hotel / meals (£) 0 260 -
Travel (£) 259 297 48
Total (£) 26,559 8,810 2,798

December 2022

Category Max Caller
Lead Commissioner
Margaret Lee
Finance Commissioner
Gavin Jones
Assistant Commissioner /
Head of Paid Service
Days (count) 14 8 1.5
Fees (£) 16,800 8,800 1,650
Employer oncosts (£) 2,579 1,366 -
Hotel / meals (£) - 109 -
Travel (£) 86 198 -
Total (£) 19,465 10,473 1,650

Previous months Commissioner's expenses