The Council pays an allowance to all councillors in recognition of the time they spend on council-related activities, including meetings. A special responsibility allowance is also paid to councillors who hold a position with additional responsibility (for example, a chairman of a committee).
Separate payments are made to members to cover travelling and subsistence costs to those meetings and training outside the borough which are recognised as being approved duties. The allowance given to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor falls outside the members' allowances scheme.
The Members Allowances Scheme for May 2020 - May 2021 is detailed in Part 6 of the Council's Constitution.
This Scheme was agreed by Council at it's meeting of 13 February 2020.
Payments made in previous years