He gave up multiple directorships but does not want to write off the money that goes with it. Xavier Bertrand, President Republicans (LR) of the Hauts-de-France, was put to the vote a raise for his position as President of the agglomeration community of Saint-Quentin, reported Wednesday La Voix du Nord .
2.400 euros after tax. Since becoming president of region, Xavier Bertrand resigned as MP and mayor. But he kept a post at Saint-Quentin in the Aisne. A way to make up for lost wages linked to the refusal of cumulation. He therefore passed a gross increase of 4,000 euros, 3,000 and 2,400 euros net after collection, said the regional daily.
Limit . Xavier Bertrand, nothing abnormal. When he was deputy and mayor, he did not touch anything for his role as president of agglomeration since then reached the authorized ceiling. But now that he is “only” regional president, he finds himself with a pay 5.236 euros gross, below the ceiling. The increase of 4,000 euros allows him to make up that margin. “And I said that I’m 5% below the maximum, according to what I have asked regional representatives” defends Xavier Bertrand.
IRFM . The region chairperson also said that if he had stayed MP, his situation “would have been more comfortable” because he would receive “the same benefits, but IRFM (representative mandate severance costs) and more.” The IRFM, amounting to 5,108 euros net, is indeed paid to MPs.