Members' allowance scheme for 2021-22

Here you can find out about the allowances councillors will get during 2021-22.

All councillors receive the basic allowance unless they request otherwise. Special responsibility allowances, such as that of the Chair of the Council, are paid to those who hold responsibility for these positions.

 

Allowance

Amount

Basic Allowance

£5,254.54

Chair of the Council

£4,203.63 + civic expenses

Vice Chair of the Council

£2,101.82

Leader of the Council

£12,873.62

Deputy Leader of the Council

£6,830.90

Portfolio Holders

£6,305.45

Overview/Scrutiny and Ordinary Committee Chairs

£3,678.18

Chair of Licensing and Environmental Health Committee

£3,940.91

 

Members of Licensing and Environmental Health Committee

£242.52 (to be paid in a municipal year when at least ten meetings of the Committee take place in a purely regulatory capacity; a payment will be made to members attending at least 50% of those meetings).

Chair of Planning Committee

£3,940.91

Members of Planning Committee

£485.03

Substitute members of the Planning Committee

£121.26 (to be paid in a municipal year when a substitute member of the Planning Committee has attended at least 25% of meetings of that committee).

Chair of Standards Committee

£2,101.82

Main opposition group leader

£3,678.18

Other opposition group leader

£2,101.82

Independent representatives on the Standards Committee

£525.45

Panel members of Independent Remuneration Panel

£525.45

 

Explanatory notes about how the Special Responsibility Allowances are calculated

Chairman of the Council - 80% of the basic allowance

Vice-Chairman of the Council - 40% of the basic allowance

Leader of the Council - 245% of the basic allowance

Deputy Leader of the Council - 130% of the basic allowance

Members of the Executive - 120% of the basic allowance

Chairmen of overview, scrutiny and ordinary committees - 70% of the basic allowance

Chairman of Licensing and Environmental Health Committee - 75% of the basic allowance

Members of the Licensing and Environmental Health Committee - 3, 8-hour days at the daily rate (calculated by dividing the basic allowance by 65, 8 hour days, equivalent to 520 hours per annum)

Chairman of Planning Committee - 75% of basic allowance

Members of the Planning Committee - 6, 8-hour days at the daily rate (calculated by dividing the basic allowance by 65, 8 hour days, equivalent to 520 hours per annum)

Substitute Members of the Planning Committee - 25% of the SRA for members of the Planning Committee

Chairman of the Standards Committee - 40% of the basic allowance

Leader of the largest opposition group - 70% of the basic allowance

Leader of all other opposition groups - 40% of the basic allowance

Independent members of the Standards Committee - benchmarked to 10% of the basic allowance

Members of the Independent Remuneration Panel - benchmarked to 10% of the basic allowance (although this allowance is not reviewed by the Panel and is agreed independently by the Council)

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