The basic allowance is currently £7,870 per annum and is paid to every Councillor in recognition of the time commitment and other incidental expenses for carrying out the role to which they have been elected.
Special Responsibility Allowances (SRA) are allowances available to Councillors appointed to positions with additional responsibilities as determined by the IRP in accordance with Statutory Guidance. These are shown in the table below.
|Leader of the Council||£23,768|
|Main Opposition Leader||£9,837|
|Chairman of Planning Committee||£7,870|
|Chairman of Licensing Committee||£7,870|
|Chairman of Audit Committee||£7,870|
|Chairman of Scrutiny Committee||£7,139|
|Chairman of Standards Committee||£3,935|
|Other Opposition Group Leader (minimum of 4 Members)||£3,664|
|Chairman of Appeals Committee||
Councillors may also be eligible to claim additional expenses when undertaking approved duties as defined by the IRP.
For further information, please contact Member Services on 01952 380110.