Councillors' allowances

The Council pays an allowance to all councillors in recognition of the time they spend on council-related activities, including meetings. A special responsibility allowance is also paid to councillors who hold a position with additional responsibility (for example, a chairman of a committee).


Separate payments are made to members to cover travelling and subsistence costs to those meetings and training outside the borough which are recognised as being approved duties. The allowance given to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor falls outside the members' allowances scheme.


This Scheme has been agreed by Council having regard to the recommendations of an Independent Remuneration Panel convened in accordance with the Local Government Act 2000 and takes effect from 1 April 2018.

View decision of the Council – 12 December 2017

View report of the Independent Remuneration Panel

 

Payments made in previous years

View payments that were made in 2016/17

View payments that were made in 2015/16

 

Archive of previous Independent Remuneration Panel Reports

2014 Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel

2011 Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel