Councillor allowances/expenses

Each of our councillors is entitled to receive a 'basic allowance' to reflect the work they do as local representatives.

Under the The Local Authorities (Members') Allowance (England) Regulations 2003, the council must publish details of all the amounts paid to each councillor under our allowance scheme for the previous year in local newspapers. 

Member's Allowances 2015/16pdf icon Download [57kb]
Member's Allowances 2014/15pdf icon Download [50kb]
Member's Allowances 2013/14pdf icon Download [42kb]
Member's Allowances 2012/13 pdf icon Download [40kb]
Member's Allowances 2011/12pdf icon Download [14kb]
Member's Allowances 2010/11pdf icon Download [13kb]
Member's Allowances 2009/10pdf icon Download [88kb]

They can also claim:

  • a special responsibility allowance, which is paid to chairs and vice-chairs of committees, the Leader, members of the Cabinet and leaders of opposition parties
  • childcare/carer's allowance, which members can claim when attending to council business. We pay our councillors for the actual costs they incur up to a limit of £1,088 per annum
  • travel and subsistence expenses can also be claimed by councillors to cover their costs when they are required to travel for approved duties

In addition to directly paid expenses, we also provide our councillors with equipment such as computers and printers and pay for broadband connectivity to assist them in carrying out their duties.

The level of councillors allowances is based on recommendations made by an Independent Remuneration Panel. Find out more about how allowances set >>