Anyone elected as a councillor may claim payments for carrying out their duties. Our scheme under which these are made includes a basic allowance payable to all councillors and special responsibility allowances which are paid to some who have additional responsibilities.
The basic allowance is intended to recognise the time commitment all Councillors have to make, including such calls on their time as attending meetings and dealing with constituency matters. It is also intended to meet incidental costs such as those they incur when using their homes for Council business. The special responsibility allowances are available to councillors with significant extra duties and responsibilities, such as the Executive Leader or the chairmen of committees. There are also various miscellaneous allowances available, such as travel and subsistence.
The scheme was reviewed in November 2017 by an Independent Panel and their report was approved at Council on 22nd February 2018. The Independent Panel report and associated reports that were presented to Council is available to view.
The current scheme is available to view - Members' Allowance Scheme 2023/24 (231 KB)
You can see details of payments to councillors and co-opted members: