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Returning officer fees

The returning officer is held personally responsible for the organisation and conduct of every election held within the district

The fee payable to the returning officer is set by statute for national elections, and paid by central Government. For local elections (county, district and parish), the fee is based on a county-wide agreement and is paid by the appropriate local authority or parish council. The fee is shared on a 75% : 25% basis with the deputy returning officer.

Gross fees paid to returning officers over the last three years, subject to tax and superannuation
YearElectionGross fee
2009/10European Parliamentary Elections£6,449
 Bucks County Council elections£7,063
 Wycombe district by-election£206
2010/11UK Parliamentary election£3,466
 Wycombe district by-elections (2)£412
2011/12National UK referendum£6,458
 Wycombe district/parish elections£8,574
 Wycombe district by-election£196

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