Councillors' allowances scheme
Details about councillor's expenses
The council is required to establish an Independent Remuneration Panel, under the Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2001.
The purpose of the panel is to review the allowances which are paid to councillors. These include allowances for councillors' basic duties, special responsibilities, care costs, travel and subsistence. The panel makes recommendations to the council on the appropriate level of payments to be made.
The council is required to consider the recommendations of the Panel, but is not bound by these, when agreeing a Councillors' Allowances Scheme.
Documents are available below.
Councillors' allowances explained
This document explains the current scheme agreed by council in December 2011 and operating from April 2012:
The most recent reports of the Independent Remuneration Panel:
The panel is made up of local people not connected with the council. It meets about once a year. Any vacancies will be advertised on the website and in the press.
The Panel will review the whole scheme again in late 2015.
For more information, please contact Legal and Democratic Services.
Last reviewed: 26 - 02 - 2013