Councils are required to keep their Members’ Allowances schemes under review. It is also a requirement of the regulations governing the making and amendment of allowances schemes that an independent remuneration panel (IRP) be established to a local authority to review allowances and make recommendations to it.

The Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) last met during November 2018 to consider the Members’ allowances to apply to the new Council from 2019-2023.  The recommendations of the IRP are being considered by Cabinet at its meeting on 14 January 2019 and recommended to full Council on 25 February for approval and adoption from May 2019.  A copy of the IRP’s full report can be found at the bottom of this page.

At the full Council meeting held on Monday 25 February the Council agreed the Members’ Allowance Scheme to apply to the new Council for the period 2019-2023.  A copy of the revised scheme can be found at the bottom of this page.

At the end of each scheme year the Council is also required to publish the sums paid in that year to each Member in respect of Basic, Special Responsibility, Co-optees’, Travel and Subsistence Allowances. The latest public notice can be found at the bottom of this page which will refer to the previous council civic year. Public Notices for previous years are available on request.