1. Members Allowances
Current Scheme for 2021 – 2022
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.
Following the meeting of the Executive held on 1 December 2020 and Council on 15 December 2020, the Members Allowances Scheme for 2021/22 was approved and will be effective from 1 April 2021. Please see the report and Minutes below:
- Members allowances 2021-22 - Executive report
- Members Allowances 2021-22 - Appendix
- Executive minutes 1 December 2020
- Council minutes 15 December 2020
Member's Allowances Scheme for 2021 - 22 (with effect 1 April 21)
Allowances payable to Members of the City Council for 2021 - 2022 were approved at Executive on 1 December 2020 and Council on 15 December 2020.
Basic Allowance payable to all members per annum is £6,268.
Special responsibility allowances
In addition to the basic allowance the following special responsibility allowances are payable:
|Leader of an Opposition Group||See ** below|
|Executive Members with Portfolio||£10,969|
|Chairs of Scrutiny Committees||£6,268|
|Deputy Chair of Scrutiny Committees||£3,134|
|Chair of Planning Committee||£6,268|
|Deputy Chair of Planning Committee||£3,134|
|Chair of Licensing Committee||£4,701|
|Chair of Audit and Governance Committee||£3,134|
|Chair of Council Housing and Development Advisory Board||£3,134|
|Chair of Harbour Review Authority Board||£1,567|
* Any Member qualifying for more than one special responsibility allowance is paid the higher allowance only.
** The leader of an opposition group will receive an allowance based on the size of the political group:
A Group of two to receive an allowance equivalent to 20% of the basic allowance
A Group of between three and five to receive an allowance equivalent to 50% of the basic allowance
A Group of six or more, to receive an allowance equivalent to 60% of the basic allowance
|Deputy Lord Mayor||£1,564|