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 £4,437
Special responsibility allowances   
Leader of the Council £13,311
Deputy Leader £7,764.75
Portfolio Holders £6,655.50
Overview and Scrutiny Chairman £6,655.50
Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Chairman (pro-rata for review period) £1,109.25
Audit and Standards Committee Chairman £1,109.25
2 x Area Planning Committee Chairs £2,218.50
Licensing & Appeals Committee Chair £1,331.10
Group Leaders (x 3)


*(reduced by 50% if in receipt of an SRA)


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.