Member Allowances

A basic allowance is paid to every Councillor to cover the time and expenses associated with their ward work. The Leader, Deputy Leader, Cabinet Members and Chairman of Committees are also paid a Special Responsibility Allowance. Councillors may also claim travelling, subsistence and carers allowances. The amounts paid to each Councillor are published annually. You can see the allowances here

An Independent Remuneration Panel meets every 4 years, following the District Council Elections. The panel met in July 2015 to review the Council’s scheme and their recommendations were approved by full Council on 9 September 2015. You can see their report here

The full scheme of Members Allowances is contained in Section H of the Councils Constitution.