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£8.2m bill for Northern Ireland councillors' allowances is defended

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TaxPayers' Alliance chief executive John O'Connell

TaxPayers' Alliance chief executive John O'Connell

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TaxPayers' Alliance chief executive John O'Connell

Councillors in Northern Ireland picked up more than £8 million in allowances in a year, according to a new report by the TaxPayers' Alliance.

The amount includes both the basic maximum and special allowances, with the average ranging from £15,508 in Antrim and Newtownabbey, to nearly £19,400 in Newry, Mourne and Down.

The overall total was £8,224,000.


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