The Council pays an allowance to all councillors to recognise the time they spend on Council-related activities, including meetings. A special responsibility allowance is also paid to councillors who hold a position with additional responsibility (for example, a member of the Executive or a chairman of a committee). The Council also makes payment to the independent representatives and the parishes representatives of the Standards Committee.
Separate payments are made to members to cover travelling and subsistence costs to those meetings and training which are recognised as being approved duties. No payments were made in this period in respect of arranging for the care of children or dependants. The allowance given to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor falls outside the Members' Allowances Scheme.
If you wish to have further information on the payments, please contact 01276 707100 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Further copies of this record of payments are available for public inspection in the Contact Centre at the Council Offices.
Archive of Members' Allowance Payments
Independent Remuneration Panel
Councillors’ allowances are independently reviewed on a periodic basis by an Independent Remuneration Panel. The Panel last met in January 2020 and its recommendations, which can be viewed in this report, were be considered by the Council at its meeting on 26 February 2020. The decisions made were recorded in the minutes of this meeting.