Under government legislation, our elected members are entitled to receive a remuneration package. The package consists of salary, subsistence, reimbursement of hotel accommodation and travel expenses. A ceiling applies to the rates for non-salary expenditure and are payable only on production of valid receipts.
The information below relates to the 2017/2018 financial year and includes salary rates, additional expenditure and information technology costs.
We are also required to provide adequate training for Elected Members to assist them in carrying out their role. A summary of training, development and conferences for the same period financial year is also included.
The cost of councillors' salaries for 2017/18 was £1,710,718.09. A breakdown of this figure can be viewed here [168kb].
See also the Training Register [161kb] for 2017/18.
Compare previous summaries for 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Other costs 2017/18:
Outside bodies 2017/2018:
Chief officers' costs 2017/2018: