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District councillors' allowances

Each financial year we publish the amount we pay to District Councillors. The allowances and expenses paid in 2017-2018 are:

Councillor Basic
Allowance
£
Special
Responsibility
Allowance
£
Travel
Expenses
£
Total
£
Armstrong, Allan 3,705.07   414.56 4,119.63
Banks, Douglas Hugh 3,705.07 1,652.33 167.04 5,524.44
Beaty, Kevin 3,705.07 11,115.22 260.00 15,080.29
Breen, Paula 3,705.07 4,154.56   7,859.63
Chambers, Ian 3,705.07 1,224.39 238.63 5,168.09
Clark, Margaret 3,705.07   48.02 3,753.09
Connell, Andrew 3,705.07 879.98 80.25 4,665.30
Derbyshire, Judith Margaret 3,705.07     3,705.07
Eyles, Michael Denis 3,705.07     3,705.07
Godwin, Patricia 3,705.07   187.78 3,892.85
Greenwood, Karen Elizabeth 3,705.07     3,705.07
Grisedale, Lesley Ann 3,705.07 4,631.90 354.92 8,691.89
Hogg, Alaistair Richard 3,705.07     3,705.07
Holden, Deborah Mary 3,705.07   46.22 3,751.29
Howse, Robin 1,848.07     1,848.07
Jackson, Scott 3,705.07     3,705.07
Kendall, Valerie 3,705.07   439.03 4,144.10
Ladhams, Trevor Charles 3,705.07   190.00 3,895.07
Lynch, John Charles 3,705.07   8.35 3,713.42
Martin, Elaine Mary 3,705.07 4,631.90 483.60 8,820.57
Meadowcroft, Angela Marie 3,705.07     3,705.07
Nicholson, Gordon MacPherson 3,705.07 500.60   4,205.67
Orchard, Robin Leonard 497.41     497.41
Orchard, Sheila 2,467.07 200.27   2,667.34
Owen, John Mervyn 3,705.07 4,068.68   7,773.75
Patterson, William 3,705.07 66.79 713.58 4,485.44
Raine, Joan 3,705.07 1,224.39 524.05 5,453.51
Robinson, Mary 3,705.07 578.18 1,375.82 5,659.07
Rudhall, Mark 1,382.43     1,382.43
Sawrey-Cookson, Henry 3,705.07   276.14 3,981.21
Sealby, Richard Harper 3,705.07 452.87   4,157.94
Sharp, Elisabeth 2,585.82   24.40 2,609.92
Sheriff, Thomas 460.31     460.31
Slee, Michael 3,705.07 4,631.90 337.20 8,674.17
Smith, John Malcolm 3,705.07   454.14 4,161.21
Taylor, Virginia 3,705.07   180.61 3,885.68
Temple, Malcolm 3,705.07     3,705.07
Thompson, John George 3,705.07 3,504.93 87.30 7,297.30
Todd, John Adrian 3,705.07 4,631.90 181.66 8,518.63
Tompkins, John 3,705.07     3,705.07
Tonkin, Michael Christopher 3,705.07   312.02 4,017.09
  138,918.56 48,150.79 7,385.32 194,456.37

District Councillors receive a range of allowances, depending on their responsibilities. Allowances are paid to provide recompense for the time Councillors spend on Council activities and to cover some of the incidental costs of being a Councillor.

Read the Independent Remuneration Panel's report (PDF: 667Kb / 12 pages) who recommended the new allowance scheme.

Read the District Councillors' Allowances Scheme 2018-2019 (PDF: 719Kb / 12 pages), which came into effect on 11 May 2017.

Summary of allowances payable as per the Councillors' Allowances Scheme

Allowance paid to: Basic
Allowance
£
*Special
Responsibility
Allowances
£
All Councillors 3,788  
Chairman of Council   632
Leader   11,365
Deputy Leader   4,735
Executive Member   4,735
Chairman of Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board   1,894
Chairman of Scrutiny Committee   1,263
Chairman of Planning Committee   3,788
Chairman of Licensing Committee   632
Chairman of Accounts and Governance Committee   1,263
Group Leader: Largest Group   316
Group Leader: Next Largest Group   158
Standards Committee Co-optees   112

*Special Responsibility Allowances are paid to Councillors with specific responsibilities - this is in addition to the Basic Allowance.