Total staff costs for each month are shown in the list of payments over £500 (above) and total annual staff costs are in the Annual Return (above).
The Clerk, the senior and highest-paid officer (employee) of the Parish Council, is paid according to the scales agreed between the National Association of Local Councils and the Society of Local Council Clerks.
The Parish Council has agreed that the Clerk should be paid on Scale LC2, which is the scale appropriate to a large village or small town.
The salaries of other members of staff have been benchmarked by HR colleagues at North Somerset Council against similar posts in North Somerset Council. The Clerk is the line manager for all other members of staff.
The Government asks larger parish and town councils to publish a 'pay multiple' showing the relationship between the earnings of the highest paid employee (in Yatton Parish Council, the Clerk) and a figure representing the average of the earnings of all employees (technically the earnings of the median employee). For Yatton Parish Council the pay multiple for the year ended 31 March 2015 was 3:1, that is, the earnings of the Clerk were three times that of the median employee. The Clerk is the only full-time employee of the Parish Council.
The Parish Council pays the Clerk's subscription to the Society of Local Council Clerks.
The Parish Council gave up the rental of office space in Yatton Library from North Somerset Council in September 2017 saving the annual rent of £8,500. The office in now located in their own building at Hangstones Pavilion.
Cadbury Hill is jointly owned by Yatton Parish Council and Congresbury Parish Council. There is a Joint Management Committee with members from both parishes and a member of staff employed to land manage the area. Councillors David Crossman, Graham Humphreys and Jonathan Edwards are the representatives for Yatton Parish Council. The Management Committee has a joint budget and manages its finances separately from the main accounts in both parishes. There is no requirement for the finances to be the subject of external audit although you can find balance sheets below.