Members Allowances & Expenses

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1. Members Allowances

Members are entitled to receive certain allowances and expenses in recognition of their various duties in accordance with the approved Councillors Allowances and Expenses Scheme.


Current Scheme for 2018/19 (with effect 1 April 18)

Allowances payable to Members of the City Council for 2018/19 - 2021 were approved at Executive on 12 December 2017 and Council on 19 December 2017.

Scheme for 2018/19  - 20/21

Following the Executive held on 12 December 2017 and Council on 19 December 2017, the allowances to be payable to Members with effect 1 April 2018 were approved.

Please see the Minutes of Annual Council held on 19 December 2017, and the Executive report and minutes held on 12 December 2017:



Basic allowances

Basic Allowance payable to all members per annum is £5,400.

Special responsibility allowances

In addition to the basic allowance the following special responsibility allowances are payable:

Special Responsibility Allowance  Amount 
Leader £17,550
Executive members with portfolios  £9,450
Executive members without portfolios  £2,700
Chairs of Scrutiny Committees  £5,400
Chair of Planning Committee £5,400
Chair of Licensing Committee  £4,050
Chair of Audit and Governance Committee  £2,700
Member Champions £1,350

Following the meeting of Council held on 20 February 2018. Minute 12 of that meeting confirmed a split in responsibilities to the Portfolio Holders and a reduction in the size of the Executive to nine Members. (Executive is now made up of eight Members with Portfolio and one Member without  Portfolio ( also the Leader of the Opposition).

*Any Member qualifying for more than one special responsibility allowance is paid the higher allowance only.


Mayoralty allowances

Expenses Allowance  Amount
Lord Mayor £5,400
Deputy Lord Mayor £1,350