District Councillors' Allowances

Each financial year we publish the amount we pay to District Councillors (also known as Members). The allowances and expenses paid in 2021/2022 are:

Payments to District Councillors in 2021/2022
Councillor Basic
Allowance
£
Special
Responsibility
Allowance £
Travel
Expenses
£
Internet Fees
£
Total
£
Armstrong, Allan 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Colin Atkinson 3,576.94 0   162.10 3,739.04
Baker, Peter Graham 3,972.00 0 82.89 180.00 4,234.89
Banks, Douglas Hugh 3,972.00 304.31 67.86 180.00 4,524.17
Raymond Briggs 3,576.94 0   162.10 3,739.04
Roger Burgin 1,986.00 0   90.00 2,076.00
Chambers, Ian 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Clark, Margaret 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Connell, Andrew 3,972.00 663.00 11.20 180.00 4,826.20
Derbyshire, Judith Margaret 3,972.00 4,965.00   180.00 9,117.00
Dew, Philip 3,972.00 695.10   180.00 4,847.10
Eyles, Michael Denis 3,972.00 1,884.41   180.00 6,036.41
Fearon, Helen Jane 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Greenwood, Karen Elizabeth 3,972.00 4,965.00   180.00 9,117.00
Hanley, Michael 3,972.00 0 233.86 180.00 4,385.86
Harker, Laura 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Holden, Deborah Mary 3,972.00 663.00   180.00 4,815.00
Lancaster, Sandra 3,972.00 0 119.38 180.00 4,271.38
Lawson, Douglas (Mr) 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Lynch, John Charles 3,972.00 0 10.44 180.00 4,162.44
Martin, Elaine Mary 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
McCall, Neil 3,972.00 202.72 102.31 180.00 4,457.03
Meadowcroft, Angela Marie 3,972.00 0 111.71 180.00 4,263.71
Nicholson, Gordon MacPherson 3,972.00 936.94   180.00 5,088.94
Patterson, William 3,972.00 3972 351.83 180.00 8,475.83
Raine, Joan 3,972.00 1,681.69 383.14 180.00 6,216.83
Robinson, Mary 3,972.00 4,965.00 276.66 180.00 9,393.66
Ross, Alison Mary 3,972.00 0 139.9 180.00 4,291.90
Rudhall, Mark 3,972.00 4,965.00   180.00 9,117.00
Ryland, David 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Sawrey-Cookson, Henry 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Sharp, Elisabeth 3,972.00 4,965.00 317.38 180.00 9,434.38
Simpkins, Graham 3,972.00 0 700.95 180.00 4,852.95
Smith, Darrell Jon 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Taylor, Virginia 3,972.00 11,916.00 164.37 180.00 16,232.37
Thompson, John George 1,516.18 0   68.71 1,584.89
Todd, John Adrian 3,972.00 0   180.00 4,152.00
Tonkin, Michael Christopher 3,972.00 4,965.00 211.93 180.00 9,328.93
Wicks, Debra 3,972.00 330.00   180.00 4,482.00
Totals 145,704.06 52,709.17 3,285.81 6,602.91 20,8301.95

District Councillors receive a range of allowances, depending on their responsibilities. We pay allowances 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: 804Kb / 12 pages) who recommended the District Councillors' Allowances Scheme.

Read the District Councillors' Allowances Scheme 2019-2020 (PDF: 544Kb / 12 pages), which came into effect on 9 May 2019.

Summary of allowances payable as per the Councillors' Allowances Scheme

Allowances payable to District Councillors in 2020/2021
Allowance paid to: Basic
Allowance
£
*Special
Responsibility
Allowances
£
All Councillors 3972  
Chairman of Council   663
Leader   11,916
Deputy Leader   4,965
Cabinet Member   4,965
Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee   1,986
Chair of Finance Scrutiny Committee   1,986
Chairman of Planning Committee   3,972
Chairman of Licensing Committee   663
Chairman of Accounts and Governance Committee   1,986
Chair of HR and Appeals Committee   1,324
Group Leader: Largest Group   330
Group Leader: Next Largest Group   330
Standards Committee Co-optees   112.20

*We pay Special Responsibility Allowances to Councillors with specific responsibilities. This is in addition to the Basic Allowance.

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 July, 2022.