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 4 years. 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.

2022/23 Allowances:

Role

Allowance

Basic Allowance

£5,877.79

Council leader

£15,723.08

Deputy leader

£11,608.63

First Opposition leader

£6,488.17

Second Opposition Leader

£6,092.55

Cabinet member

£10,580.02

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chair

£4,114.45

Development Management Committee Chair

£5,877.79

Hackney Carriage Committee Chair

£4,114.45

Cabinet Housing Panel Chair

£4,114.45

Cabinet Parking and Planning Panel Chair

£4,114.45

Campus West Cabinet Panel Chair

£4,114.45

Audit Committee Chair

£4,114.45

Licensing Committee Chair

£4,114.45

Standards Committee Chair

£4,114.45

 More information about payments from previous year's