6 Connexional Allowances Committee - Review of Allowances above Stipend


RESOLUTIONS

6/1. The Conference receives the Report.

6/2. The Conference discontinues the 5% allowance above stipend for Synod Secretaries according to the implementation plan set out in paragraph 6.

6/3. The Conference discontinues local discretionary allowances above stipend of 10% or less, and directs the Connexional Allowances Committee to consider all requests for such allowances, as it now does for any above 10%, according to the implementation plan set out in paragraph 13.

6/4. The Conference applies a 16% allowance above stipend to all appointments in the Shetland Islands, the Scilly Isles, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, and directs that these allowances be paid from the Methodist Church Fund according to the implementation plan set out in paragraph 42.

6/5. The Conference directs that travel costs to Cornwall for medical reasons for the minister (and any dependent family members) stationed in the Scilly Isles be reimbursed from the Methodist Church Fund according to the implementation plan given in paragraph 42.

6/6. The Conference directs that medical and associated insurance costs for ministers and their dependent family members currently paid by the Channel Islands Circuits be covered by the Methodist Church Fund according to the implementation plan set out in paragraph 42. Conference Agenda 2016 45 6. Connexional Allowances Committee: Review of Allowances above Stipend

6/7. The Conference directs the Council to establish a working group to review the matter of university funding for the children of ministers stationed in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Malta and make appropriate recommendations

6/8. The Conference directs the Council to report on the reciprocal state contribution and benefit arrangements between the UK and the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Malta and make appropriate recommendations.

6/9. The Conference directs the Council to review the matter of public sector employment arrangements between the UK and the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Malta as it affects the spouses of ministers, and offer appropriate advice.

6/10. The Conference discontinues the arrangement whereby ministers stationed in the Inverness and North of Scotland Mission Circuits may claim the costs of the twice-yearly private visits to 'the mainland', and directs that any consequent financial hardship be compensated by grants from the Fund for the Support of Presbyters and Deacons according to the implementation plan set out in paragraph 38.

6/11. The Conference defers the consideration of whether all ministers appointed to Circuits in the Scotland District should receive an allowance above stipend based on the custom that wedding and funeral fees are not paid or claimed, until after the Faith and Order Committee has reported to the 2017 Conference.

6/12 AMENDED. The Conference amends SO 801(1)(b) and 801(1)(c) as set out in paragraph 50.