Councillors' allowances

Details of the current allowances scheme, the payments made to councillors quarterly, and the payments made to individual councillors in previous financial years are available here

Introduction

The council pays allowances to its councillors to support their work as members of the local authority.

Each council sets its own rates for allowances, however the rate is decided with the help of our Independent Remuneration Panel which reviews allowances and makes recommendations to the council.

All councillors receive a basic annual allowance and those with particular roles in the authority also receive special responsibility allowances.

Councillors can also claim certain expenses such as the costs of travelling to meetings on official council business.

In compliance with the Local Government Transparency Code, we publish details of councillor expense claims on a quarterly basis.

Current allowances scheme

Download the current councillors' allowances scheme for details of allowances and expenses payable.

pdf icon Members' Allowances Scheme March 2017 [237kb]

Members' allowances

Quarterly reports 2017-2018

pdf icon Members' Allowances Apr - Jun 2017 [98kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances Jul - Sep 2017 [102kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances Oct - Dec 2017 [20kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances Jan - Mar 2018 [103kb]

Quarterly reports 2016-2017 

pdf icon Members' Allowances Oct - Dec 2016 [18kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances Apr - June 2016 [23kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances July - Sept 2016 [23kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances Jan - Mar 2017 [481kb]

Quarterly reports 2015-2016

pdf icon Members' Allowances Oct - Dec 2015 [29kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances Jan - March 2016 [29kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances July - September 2015 [24kb]
pdf icon Members' Allowances April - June 2015 [120kb]

Annual reports

2017-2018

pdf icon Annual 2017-18 Members' allowances and expenses [27kb]

2016-2017

pdf icon Annual 2016-17 Members' allowances and expenses [32kb]

2015-2016

pdf icon Annual 2015 - 2016 Members' allowances and expenses [140kb]

2014-2015

pdf icon Annual 2014 - 2015 Members' allowances and expenses [234kb]

2013-2014

pdf icon Members' Allowances and Expenses Annual 2013 - 2014 [56kb]

2012-2013

pdf icon Annual 2012 - 2013 Members' allowances and expenses [107kb]