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Councillors' Remuneration  

Remuneration is paid according to the findings of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRPW) which sets out the levels for councillor payments in Wales. Councillors are not paid for attending meetings but receive a salary to reimburse them for the time and expenses incurred whilst on Council business. Members can also claim travel allowance for attendance at approved duties, the current rate is 45p per mile reducing to 25p per mile after 10,000 miles. The full schedule of remuneration can be viewed here.

Breakdown of Members' Remuneration

Members' Remuneration 2016/17

Members' Remuneration 2015/16

Members' Remuneration 2014/15

Members' Remuneration 2013/14

Members' Remuneration 2012/13

Members' Remuneration 2011/12

It was agreed by Council on the 2nd April, 2014 to adopt the revised Schedule of Members’ Remuneration and this was effective from 14 May 2014. The new Schedule increased the level of all salaries. However Section 153 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure requires this salary to be paid in full to each Member unless an individual has independently and voluntarily opted in writing to the Authority’s proper officer to forgo all or any element of the payment.



Basic salary payable to all Members not receiving a senior or civic salary:


Senior Salaries are inclusive of basic salary (only one senior salary is payable to a Member of the Authority).




Deputy Leader


Cabinet Members


Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Committees


Chairperson of Planning and Development Committee


Chairpersons of committees listed below:

Appeals Panel

Audit Committee

Licensing Committee


Leader of the largest opposition group


Leader of an opposition group with at least 10% of the membership of the Council


Civic Salaries


Civic Head (Mayor)


Deputy Civic Head (Deputy Mayor)


Statutory co-optees


Chairperson of Standards Committee

£256 Daily Fee

£128 ½ Day Fee

Chairperson of Audit Committee (if co-optee or lay member)

£256 Daily Fee

£128 ½ Day Fee

Statutory co-optees with voting rights – Standards Committee, Education OVSC, Audit Committee, Crime and Disorder OVSC

£198 Daily Fee

£99 ½ Day Fee

Statutory co-optees with voting rights – ordinary members of Standards Committee who also chair Standards Committees for Community Councils

£226 Daily Fee

£113 ½ Day Fee

Members Eligible to receive care allowance


Care allowance

Up to a maximum
of £403 per month

Last Updated: 20/10/2017
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