Councillors do not receive a salary, but receive an annual basic allowance to enable them to undertake their duties including:
Being accessible and available to all residents in their electoral area at all times
Meeting with constituents
Preparing for and attending formal and informal meetings as public representatives
Representing the interests of the whole council area
Representing Council on a wide range of external bodies
Councillors are legally entitled to claim certain expenses such as travel while on Council business.
Special Responsibility Allowance
Some Councillors undertake special responsibilities, such as Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Committee Chair. For this duty, they are entitled to receive a special responsibility allowance, which recognises that they will spend more time on Council business.
Dependents' Carer's Allowance
This allowance assists members towards the cost of employing another person to undertake their caring responsibilities while they attend meetings.
Councillors Allowances 2022/2023
Scheme of Allowances 2023/2024