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District councillors' allowances

The Council agreed a new Scheme of Allowances at its meeting on 11 April 2013. The new Scheme was the one recommended by our Independent Remuneration Panel (PDF: 418Kb / 13 pages). It came into force on 9 May 2013. It is unchanged apart from the agreed indexation and changes in Approved Duties. 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 2016-2017 (274Kb / 13 pages).

Summary of Allowances Payable

Allowance paid to: Basic
All Councillors 3,597  
Chairman of Council   600
Leader   10,791
Deputy Leader   4,497
Executive Member   4,497
Chairman of Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board   1,799
Chairman of Scrutiny Panel   1,199
Chairman of Planning Committee   1,799
Chairman of Licensing Committee   600
Chairman of Accounts and Governance Committee   1,199
Group Leader: Largest Group   300
Group Leader: Next Largest Group   150
Standards Committee Co-optees   102

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