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How to become a county councillor

Do councillors get paid?

Councillors do not receive a salary, but they do receive a basic allowance.

Sometimes, you may receive an additional special responsibility allowance for undertaking certain roles.

You'll also be reimbursed for specific expenses incurred while on authorised Council business, like travel expenses and childcare fees.

Our allowances are currently being reviewed by an independent panel, which is due to report in 2023.

Basic Allowance

A basic allowance of £4,944 per annum is payable to each Councillor. This allowance is intended to recognise the time devoted by members to their Council work and to cover incidental costs.

Special Responsibility Allowance 

These are payable to:

  • Leader of the Council - £17,304
  • Deputy Leader - £14,832
  • Cabinet members - £12,360
  • Chair of scrutiny committees - £7,416
  • Chairman of the Council - £4,590
  • Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee - £9,888
  • Chair of the Employment and Appeals Committee - £131 per meeting
  • Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee - £6,180
  • Leaders of opposition groups - £1,000, split proportionally

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