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Councillors: Allowances

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average level is of allowances paid to councillors. (127047)

The latest consolidated data is from the survey of Member Allowances, IDeA, 2004. On average, councillors in England received £5,187 in basic allowances per annum. In addition, 46.8 per cent. of councillors also received a special responsibility allowance (SRA). An overall estimate of average SRA payments is not available.

The level of councillor remuneration is at the discretion of individual authorities.