Professionalisation of councils to come?

In the new proposals there is a hint that retiring councillors can expect severence packages. No bad since they currently only receive costs. At a briefing this morning there was no hint that the new intake of councillors might actually receive a salary for their troubles. In which case we may see a consolidation of the political classes and an end to the enthusiastic amateur, who is also a businessman, a teacher, or fireman.

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