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.

Proposed Scheme for 2017/18

Exeter City Council has received the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel which has reviewed the allowances payable to Members of the City Council.  The recommendations were presented to Executive on 6 December 2016, and approved by Council on 13 December 2016.  A copy of the report is below.  The scheme will take effect on 1 April 2017.

Executive Report December 2016 - Members' Allowances

Current Scheme for 2016/17

Allowances payable to Members of the City Council for 2016/17 were approved at Executive on 1 December 2015 and Council on 15 December 2015.

Please see the Minutes of Annual Council held on 17 May 2016  which includes the list of appointments for 2016/17.

Executive Report December 2015 - Members' Allowances

Basic allowances

Basic Allowance payable to all members per annum is £5,000.

Special responsibility allowances

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

Special Responsibility Allowance  Amount 
Leader £16,250
Executive members with portfolios  £8,750
Executive members without portfolios  £2,500
Chairs of Scrutiny Committees  £5,000
Chair of Planning Committee £5,000
Chair of Licensing Committee  £3,750
Chair of Audit and Governance Committee  £2,500

Following the Annual Meeting of Council held  on 17 May 2016 , and confirmation of appointments for the Civic Year 2016/17.  Minute 5 of Council confirmed an increase from seven to nine  Portfolio Holders.  (Executive had now been increased to its maximum of ten Members made up of nine Members with Portfolio and one Member without Portfolio,  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 £5,000
Deputy Lord Mayor £1,250