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Councillors allowances

The basic allowance is currently £10,420 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 £32,660
Deputy Leader £20,572
Cabinet Member £15,628
Opposition Group Leaders View details
Chair of Planning Committee £10,419
Chair of Licensing Committee £10,419
Chair of Scrutiny Management Board £9,440
Chair of Scrutiny Committee £8,652
Co-Chair of Joint Health & Overview Scrutiny Committee £4,341
Chair of Audit Committee £8,682
Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board £8,682
Chair of Governance Committee £4,341
Chair of Boundary Review Committee £4,341
Vice Chair of Planning Committee £4,341
Chair of Appeals Committee £3,160
Vice Chair of Licensing Committee £3,160
Speaker £3,163

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

The total allowance payable to Opposition Group Leaders (with groups of 4 or more Members) is £17,874. This should be divided equitably between those Group Leaders based upon the total number of members in each group.

View details of the allowances and reimbursements paid to Councillors.

Last updated: 17/07/2023 16:21

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