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District Councillors' Allowances

Each financial year we publish the amount we pay to District Councillors (also known as Members). The allowances and expenses paid in 2019-2020 are:

Payments to District Councillors
Councillor Basic
Allowance
£
Special
Responsibility
Allowance £
Travel
Expenses
£
Total
£
Armstrong, Allan 3,864.00   297.58 4,161.58
Baker, Peter Graham 3,479.68   90.57 3570.25
Banks, Douglas Hugh 3,864.00  1,880.06 630.56 6,374.62
Beaty, Kevin 3,864.00 1,152.97   5,016.97
Breen, Paula 384.32 480.40   864.72
Chambers, Ian 3,864.00 378.86 158.53 4,401.39
Clark, Margaret 3,864.00   19.84 3,883.84
Connell, Andrew 3,864.00 690.77 40.00 4,594.77
Connor, Paul 644.00     644.00
Derbyshire, Judith Margaret 3,864.00 4,219.76   8,083.76
Dew, Philip 3,479.68     3,479.86
Eyles, Michael Denis 3,864.00 1,125.23   4,989.23
Fearon, Helen Jane 2,168.13     2,168.13
Godwin, Patricia 384.32   79.34 463.66
Greenwood, Karen Elizabeth 3,864.00 4,219.76   8,083.76
Grisedale, Lesley Ann 384.32 480.40   864.72
Hanley, Michael 3,479.68 1,125.23 676.51 5,281.42
Harker, Laura 3,479.68     3,479.68
Hogg, Alaistair Richard 384.32     384.32
Holden, Deborah Mary 3,864.00 562.67 35.08 4,461.77
Jackson, Scott 384.32     384.32
Kendall, Valerie 384.32   51.40 435.72
Ladhams, Trevor Charles 384.32     384.32
Lancaster, Sandra 3,479.68   801.61 4,281.29
Lawson, Douglas (Mr) 3,479.68 1,125.23   4,604.91
Lynch, John Charles 3,864.00   20.88 3,884.88
Martin, Elaine Mary 3,864.00 480.40 71.14 4,415.54
McCall, Neil 1,427.53   13.57 1,441.10
Meadowcroft, Angela Marie 3,864.00   250.56 4,114.56
Nicholson, Gordon MacPherson 3,864.00     3,864.00
Orchard, Robin Leonard 3,801.68   581.59 4,383.27
Owen, John Mervyn 1,932.00 480.40   2,412.40
Patterson, William 3,864.00 3,375.81 733.94 7,973.75
Raine, Joan 3,864.00 128.10 991.71 4,983.81
Robinson, Mary 3,864.00 4,283.82 3,482.51 11,630.33
Ross, Alison Mary 3,479.68   657.60 4,137.28
Rudhall, Mark 3,864.00 4219.76   8,083.75
Ryland, David 3,479.68     3,479.68
Sawrey-Cookson, Henry 3,864.00     3,864.00
Sealby, Richard Harper 384.32 64.06   448.38
Sharp, Elisabeth 3,864.00 4,219.76 1,526.67 9,610.43
Simpkins, Graham 3,479.68   545.22 4,024.90
Slee, Michael 384.32 480.40  33.93 898.65
Smith, Darrell Jon 3,479.68      3,479.68
Smith, John Malcolm 384.32    41.76  426.08
Taylor, Virginia 3,864.00 10,127.42 680.82  14,672.24
Temple, Malcolm 384.32      384.32
Thompson, John George 3,864.00 384.32  286.05  4,534.37
Todd, John Adrian 3,864.00 480.40  73.57  4,417.97
Tompkins, John 384.32      384.32
Tonkin, Michael Christopher 3,864.00  4,219.76  777.78  8,861.54
Wicks, Debra 3,479.68 30.53 414.99  3,925.20
Totals 145,597.66 50,416.28 14,065.31 210,079.25

District Councillors receive a range of allowances, depending on their responsibilities. We pay allowances to provide recompense for the time Councillors spend on Council activities and to cover some of the incidental costs of being a Councillor.

Read the Independent Remuneration Panel's report (PDF: 804Kb / 12 pages) who recommended the District Councillors' Allowances Scheme.

Read the District Councillors' Allowances Scheme 2019-2020 (PDF: 544Kb / 12 pages), which came into effect on 9 May 2019.

Summary of allowances payable as per the Councillors' Allowances Scheme

Allowances payable to District Councillors
Allowance paid to: Basic
Allowance
£
*Special
Responsibility
Allowances
£
All Councillors 3,864  
Chairman of Council   644
Leader   11,592
Deputy Leader   4,830
Executive Member   4,830
Chairman of Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board   1,932
Chairman of Scrutiny Committee   1,288
Chairman of Planning Committee   3,864
Chairman of Licensing Committee   644
Chairman of Accounts and Governance Committee   1,288
Group Leader: Largest Group   322
Group Leader: Next Largest Group   161
Standards Committee Co-optees   112.20

*We pay Special Responsibility Allowances to Councillors with specific responsibilities. This is in addition to the Basic Allowance.

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