District councillors' allowances
The Council has agreed a new Scheme of Allowances, which came into effect on 11 May 2017. The new Scheme was the one recommended by our Independent Remuneration Panel (PDF: 667Kb / 12 pages). 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. These allowances are set out in the Members' Allowances Scheme 2017-2018 (414Kb / 11 pages).
Summary of Allowances Payable
|Allowance paid to:||Basic
|Chairman of Council||631|
|Chairman of Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board||1,857|
|Chairman of Scrutiny Committee||1,226|
|Chairman of Planning Committee||3,714|
|Chairman of Licensing Committee||631|
|Chairman of Accounts and Governance Committee||1,226|
|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.