Allowances and expenses for Councillors
Councillors are entitled to receive an annual allowance from the Council, as laid down under national legislation. This is called the Scheme of Members Allowances. They may also claim expenses for any travelling etc. that they do while performing their duties. The allowances, which members may decline if they wish, are subject to deductions for income tax and national insurance.
- Download the Scheme of Members Allowances [PDF]
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How are the allowances decided?
We set the level of the allowances, following the advice of a local Independent Panel, made up of four non-councillors, which provides guidance on the issue.
The amount each councillor receives varies according to the level of responsibility that the member has. Currently this ranges from a basic allowance of £4,333 per year up to a combined total of £13,583 for the Leader of the Council.
The Scheme of members Allowances is part of the South Norfolk Constitution.
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Last updated on: 10 August 2011