Councillors are entitled to receive certain allowances in recognition of their various duties. Details of the scheme for 2019/20 are set out below:

  2019 / 2020
Basic allowance payable to all councillors per annum TBC
Special responsibility allowances  TBC
Leader of the Council TBC
Deputy Leader TBC
Portfolio Holders TBC
Overview and Scrutiny Chairman TBC
Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Chairman (pro-rata for review period) TBC
Audit and Standards Committee Chairman TBC
2 x Area Planning Committee Chairs TBC
Licensing & Appeals Committee Chair TBC
Group Leaders (x 3) TBC


The Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) is an independent body, which makes recommendations to the Council on the level of allowances to be paid to elected members of the Council.

It also has a role, if requested, to act as Parish Remuneration Panel in setting certain allowances for town and parish councils.