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 2017/18 (with effect 1 April 17)
Allowances payable to Members of the City Council for 2017/18 were approved at Executive on 6 December 2016 and Council on 13 December 2016.
Please see the Minutes of Annual Council held on 16 May 2017 which includes the list of appointments for 2017/18.
Basic Allowance payable to all members per annum is £5,050.
Special responsibility allowances
In addition to the basic allowance the following special responsibility allowances are payable:
|Special Responsibility Allowance||Amount|
|Executive members with portfolios||£8,840|
|Executive members without portfolios||£2,530|
|Chairs of Scrutiny Committees||£5,050|
|Chair of Planning Committee||£5,050|
|Chair of Licensing Committee||£3,790|
|Chair of Audit and Governance Committee||£2,530|
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.
|Deputy Lord Mayor||£1,260|
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: