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.

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:


Current Scheme for 2019/20 (with effect 1 April 19)

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.



Basic allowances

Basic Allowance payable to all members per annum is £5,750.

Special responsibility allowances

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

Special Responsibility Allowance  Amount 
Leader £18,688
Executive members with portfolios  £10,063
Executive members without portfolios  £2,875
Chairs of Scrutiny Committees  £5,750
Chair of Planning Committee £5,750
Chair of Licensing Committee  £4,313
Chair of Audit and Governance Committee  £2,875
Member Champions £1,438

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 £5,750
Deputy Lord Mayor £1,438