Members' allowances

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

View councillor expenses claims for 2018/19



Page owner: Fiona Cameron. Last updated: 21/11/2019 14:17

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