Councillors' allowances

Councillors are entitled to receive certain allowances in recognition of their various duties. Details of the scheme for 2018/19 are set out below:

  2018 / 2019
Basic allowance payable to all councillors per annum £4,350
Special responsibility allowances   
Leader of the Council £13,050
Deputy Leader £7,612.50
Portfolio Holders £6,525
Overview and Scrutiny Chair £6,525
Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Chair (pro-rata for review period) £1,087.50
Audit Committee Chair £1,087.50
2 x Area Development Control Committee Chairs £3,150
Licensing & Appeals Committee Chair £1,305
Chairman of standards Committee £1,087.50
Group Leaders (x 3)


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

Independent Remuneration Panel

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.