I note the other answer, but overall the answer is no. It depends on what the council does. A council with a precept of £5000 may spend 80% plus of its income on the clerk, and one with £200,000 a much lower % but a higher cost clerk working longer hours. Overall, its up to the council to determine pay and hours of work, and the more they drop on the clerk (or the more that try and do) the more it costs. I spent a few years answering various complaints from the public ( as a councillor). If we had left it to the clerk, we would have spent 130% of the precept on letters to irate members of the public complaining about things that were nothing to do with the council.