Magistrates’ Allowances – Financial loss allowances from May 2010Monday, July 19th, 2010
A new schedule of allowances for magistrates (Justices of the Peace) in England and Wales, who are not paid for their absences by their employers, took effect from 1 May 2010. However, the financial loss allowances are unchanged from those that took effect from 1 May 2009.
|Self-employed Magistrates||Employed Magistrates|
|to 30/4/10||from 1/5/10||to 30/4/10||from 1/5/10|
|Half-day (up to 4 hours)||58.29||58.29||£46.63||£46.63|
|Full-day (over 4 hours)||£116.58||£116.58||£93.27||£93.27|
The rates for employed magistrates are set at 80% of the self-employed rates in order to reflect the 20% basic rate of tax. Magistrates are also entitled to claim travelling and subsistence allowances.