Councillor Allowances


Councillor allowances

The basic allowance for all members is £5,759.18 each year.

Special responsibility

Post Yearly Cost
Leader of the council£23,036.72
Deputy leader (60% of leaders allowance)£13,822.03
Cabinet member (50% of leaders allowance)£11,518.36
Chairman of Planning Committee (40% of leader’s allowance) £9,214.69
Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee (30% of leader’s allowance) £8,062.85
Chairman of Policy Advisory Committee (25% of leader’s allowance) £3,455.51
Chairman of Licensing Committee (20% of leader’s allowance) £4,607.34
Chairman of Audit, Governance and Standards Committee (20% of leader’s allowance) £4,607.34
Mayor (15% of leaders allowance) £3,455.51
Group Leaders 1 £2,303.67
Chairman of Democracy and General Purposes Committee £2,303.67
Deputy Mayor (50% of Mayor’s Allowance) £1,727.76
Independent Person for Audit (35 % of Chairman of Audit, Governance and Standards) £1,633.57
Independent Person for Standards  (20% of Chairman of Audit, Governance and Standards) £921.47
Co-opted Members of Audit, Governance and Standards (10% of Chairman of Audit, Governance and Standards)£460.73
Reserve Independent Person for Audit, Governance and Standards Committee (10% of Chairman of Audit, Governance and Standards)£460.73
Chairman of Licensing Panel Hearing£84.19
per meeting
Licensing Panel Hearing Members£63.41
per meeting

1 SRA only payable to Group Leaders with at least 5 Members within the Group.

Travel and subsistence

Travel and subsistence allowances are payable under the Members’ Allowance Scheme:

Cars and Vans - 45p per mile
Motorcycles - 24p per mile
Bicycles – 20p per mile
Electric Vehicles 45p per mile
Plus 5p per mile per passenger carried

Councillors and Co-opted Members are entitled to claim a subsistence allowance when, in attending meetings which relate to functions of the Council, they are kept away from their normal place of residence for significant periods of time at certain times of day. Subsistence will only be paid upon the production of a receipt for the purchase of a required meal.

If Councillors or Co-opted Members are attending a meeting or function where a meal is provided for them they are not entitled to claim a subsistence allowance.

We have to publish a summary of the members’ allowances at the end of each financial year.

View the full copy of the Members Allowance Scheme.