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Councillor Allowances

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The level of allowances are recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel, made up of people independent of the council.

All councillors (or elected members as they are also known) receive a basic allowance of 8,030 (8,240 as of 1 August 2014) to perform their duties. These include:

  • preparing for and attending all formal and informal meetings that they are invited to
  • meetings with constituents
  • dealing with enquiries from their constituents

Some elected members receive an additional allowance for any special responsibility that they might have as a member of the council, such as being a Cabinet Member or a committee chairman.

These documents show the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel and the Decisions of the County Council on Members' Allowances:-