The annual basic allowance is £12,368, payable to each member in monthly instalments, in arrears.
Special Responsibilities Allowances
The following are specified as the positions carrying special responsibilities, for which special responsibility allowances are payable. Payments will be made in monthly instalments, in arrears.
(A Member may claim only one such allowance, which, in the case of ambiguity, is the special responsibility allowance with the highest value):
|Role||Multiple of basic allowance||SRA April 2022 (multiplier of £12,368 basic allowance)|
|Leader of the main opposition group||0.6||£7,421|
|Other group leader (5 or more members)||0.3||£3,710|
|Other group leader (2 to 4 members)||0.2||£2,474|
|Chair of a regulatory committee||0.35||£4,329|
|Chair of a scrutiny panel||0.25||£3,092|
|Shadow Cabinet Spokesperson||0.1||£1,237|
|*Deputy Lord Mayor||0.1||£1,237|
The basic allowance is index linked to any annual pay adjustment that may be awarded to local government officers, and does not constitute an amendment to this scheme.
* Recognising the roles of Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor are greater than is required normally of a councillor, as per The Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003, Special Responsibility Allowances.
- Members’ allowances will be annually adjusted in accordance with average percentage pay award figures applicable to local government employees from 1st April of each year (or from whenever implemented).
- When the term of office for a member begins or ends other than at the beginning or end of a financial year, entitlement shall be to payment of part of the basic or special responsibility allowance as is proportionate to the number of days served as a member/holding the relevant special responsibility allowance in that year.
- A member may elect to forgo an allowance or any part of an allowance by giving notice of such intention in writing to the Payroll and Pensions Manager.