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Council allowances: Who earns what

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COUNCILLORS are entitled to a range of special responsibility allowances, on top of their basic £7,226 ‘wage’.

Here’s how they add up:

* Leader of the council – £27,820

* Deputy leader of the council – £17,703

* Cabinet members (seven) – £11,535 each

* Leader of the main opposition group – £2,409

* Police and crime panel members (two) – £4,817.

* Chairmen of the three scrutiny committees – £9,365 each

* Chairman of the pensions committee – £9,365

* Chairman of the planning committee – £7,226

* Chairman of the appeals panel – £7,226

* Chairman of the licensing committee – £7,226

* Chairmen of the five community area forums – £5,817 each

* Chairman of the human resources committee – £4,817

* Chairman of the audit committee – £4,817

* Chairman of the contracts performance panel – £4,817

* Chairman of the housing performance panel – £4,817

* Chairman of the safeguarding and education panel – £4,817

* Chairman of the standards committee – £4,817

Elected members on council business can also claim £100.89 for an overnight subsistence payment for a stay outside of London and £115.07 for overnight stays in London.

Additionally, they can claim £6.21 for breakfast, £8.56 for lunch and £10.58 for an evening meal.

Any elected member can elect to forego all or part of any allowance entitlement in writing to the council’s head of legal services.

 

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