Members' / Councillors' allowances
By law, every local authority has to agree a scheme of Members' allowances which includes how much councillors should receive for undertaking their duties.
About members' allowances
- The main elements are a basic allowance, special responsibility allowances and mileage and subsistence rates.
- Allowances paid to councillors are subject to income tax.
- Waverley's mileage and subsistence rates are paid at the rates determined by the National Joint Council for local authorities.
- Councillors' allowances are increased in line with the annual pay award for staff.
Independent Remuneration Panel recommendations
Before a Council can make or amend its scheme, it should consider any recommendations made by an Independent Remuneration Panel.
Members' Allowances Scheme
The current Members' Allowances Scheme for 2019/20 is available to download at Part 6 of Waverley's Constitution.
Councillor expenses claims for 2018/19
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