What do Councillors get paid?
Councillors are entitled to allowances for carrying out Council duties. They can also claim back out-of-pocket expenses for costs they incur in the course of their work as Councillors. The details of these payments are below.
To find out how much was paid to Councillors for allowances and expenses each year, search on Members’ Allowances in the Resources section.
|This is a general allowance paid to all Councillors. All Councillors receive the same amount per annum. This allowance is paid automatically to each Councillor on a monthly basis.||£3,852.24 each year per councillor|
Special Responsibility Allowances
These are special allowances paid to Councillors who hold positions with significant responsibilities over and above their general duties. It is paid automatically to the relevant Councillor each month.
The table below shows which positions get this allowance, and the amount that each receives each year:
|Leader of the Council||£3,890.72 pa|
|Deputy Leader||£575.40 pa|
|Chairman, Overview and Scrutiny Committee||£3112.62 pa|
|Vice Chairman, Overview and Scrutiny Committee||£575.40 pa|
|Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee||£3112.62 pa|
|Vice-Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee||£575.40 pa|
|Chairman, Planning Committee||£3112.62 pa|
|Vice Chairman, Planning Committee||£575.40 pa|
|Group Leaders||£389.20 pa|
This mileage allowance helps to compensate Councillors for their travel to and from official meetings and other Council duties. The mileage allowance is equivalent to the Inland Revenue Approved Mileage Allowance Payment Rates (AMAPs). The current rates are:
|Travel by motor car||40p per mile for the first 10,000 miles|
25p each mile over 10,000
|Travel by motorcycle||24p per mile (all miles)|
|Travel by bicycle||20p per mile (all miles)|
This allowance helps to reimburse Councillors for food or accommodation that they pay for when they are attending meetings away from Ryedale House:
|Breakfast||£7.37||More than four hours away from residence before 11am|
|Lunch||£10.16||More than four hours away from residence including between 12 noon and 2pm|
|Tea||£3.99||More than four hours away from residence after 6.30pm|
|Evening Meal||£12.60||More than four hours away from residence after 8.30pm|
|Overnight||£85.00||Outside of London|
|Evening Meal||£27.13||London rates|
Out of Pocket Expenses allowances
Training courses £5.70 per night; £22.86 per week.