District councillors' allowances
Council agreed a new Scheme of Allowances, which came into effect on 11 May 2017.
Our Independent Remuneration Panel's report (PDF: 667Kb / 12 pages) recommended the new Scheme.
We pay our Councillors (also called 'Members') a range of allowances to provide some recompense for the time they put into Council activities and to cover some of the incidental costs of being a Councillor. How much is paid to each Councillor is a public record.
Summary of Allowances Payable
|Allowance paid to:||Basic
|Chairman of Council||632|
|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||300|
|Group Leader: Next Largest Group||150|
|Standards Committee Co-optees||110|
*Special Responsibility Allowances are paid to Councillors with specific responsibilities - this is in addition to the Basic Allowance.