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.
|Leader of the Council
|Opposition Group Leaders
|Chair of Planning Committee
|Chair of Licensing Committee
|Chair of Scrutiny Management Board
|Chair of Scrutiny Committee
|Co-Chair of Joint Health & Overview Scrutiny Committee
|Chair of Audit Committee
|Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board
|Chair of Governance Committee
|Chair of Boundary Review Committee
|Vice Chair of Planning Committee
|Chair of Appeals Committee
|Vice Chair of Licensing Committee
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.
Last updated: 17/07/2023 16:21