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Members allowance scheme

Councillors get certain allowances for the work they do in the community. Allowances can only be paid to members of local authorities in accordance with law.  

The law requires us to make a formal scheme of allowances for our members and to establish and maintain an independent remuneration panel to make recommendations to councils about their schemes. 

We are required to have regard to recommendations that have been made by our Independent Remuneration Panel.  

Each member receives a basic allowance. Those members who hold a special responsibility receive an additional allowance, for example leaders of political parties and members who chair certain Committees.  

View more information on the constitution of the council, select the most recent constitution, then select members allowance scheme for more information.

View the annual notice of allowances paid to members.

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