Councillors allowances

The basic allowance is currently £9,703.71 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 Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) in accordance with Statutory Guidance. These are shown in the following table.

This table shows the details of the special responsibility allowances available to councillors.
Leader of the Council £30,417
Deputy Leader £19,159
Cabinet Member £14,555
Main Opposition Leader £12,129
Chair of Planning Committee £9,703
Chair of Licensing Committee £9,703
Chair of Scrutiny Management Board £8,792
Chair of Scrutiny Committee £8,058
Chair of Audit Committee £8,086
Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board £8,086
Chair of Standards Committee £4,043
Chair of Boundary Review Committee £4,043
Chair of Appeals Committee £2,943
Other Opposition Group Leader (minimum of 4 Members) £4,518
Speaker £2,946

Councillors may also be eligible to claim additional expenses when undertaking approved duties as defined by the IRP.

View details of the allowances and reimbursements paid to Councillors.

Last updated: 21/05/2021 09:14

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