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



Basic Allowance


Leader of the Council


Deputy Leader


Cabinet Member


Chairmen of Overview and Scrutiny Committees


Chairman of Development Management Committee


Chairman of Hackney Carriage Committee


Chairman of Cabinet Panel


Chairman of Audit Committee


Chairman of Licensing and Regulated Entertainment Committee  


Leaders of First Opposition Groups


Leader of Second Opposition Groups


Chairman of Standards Committee




Deputy Mayor


 More information about payments from previous year's