Councillor information

Councillors allowances

Councillors do not get a salary. They are paid an allowance and expenses to cover their costs.

Our Independent Remuneration Panel to review these every year. The Panel is made up of local business and professional representatives.

The panel also reviews any changes to the allowance scheme. They make recommendations which go to the next Council meeting. 

How much allowances are

Each councillor gets a basic allowance. Some councillors also get a special responsibility allowance for doing other roles. Councillor's only get one special responsibility allowance even if they take on more than one extra role.

The table below shows how much the allowances are.

 

Basic and Special Responsibility Allowances for Members 2020/21

Role

Allowance

Basic Allowance

£5,294

Leader of the Council

£15,880

Deputy Leader

£11,114

Cabinet Member

£10,141

Chairmen of Overview and Scrutiny Committees

£4,715

Chairman of Development Management Committee

£5,294

Chairman of Hackney Carriage Committee

£4,071

Chairman of Cabinet Panel

£4,071

Chairman of Audit Committee

£4,071

Chairman of Licensing and Regulated Entertainment Committee  

£4,071

Leaders of First Opposition Groups

£6,101

Leader of Second Opposition Groups

£5,876

Chairman of Standards Committee

£2,137

Mayor

£6,578

Deputy Mayor

£1,645

 More information about payments from previous year's