Examples of allowances
Local Authorities such as Dacorum Borough Council are permitted to set the level of allowances that are paid to their Members to cover the expenses that they incur as part of being a local Councillor. Examples of these allowances are:
- A Basic Allowance – paid to every Member of the Council
- A Special Responsibility Allowance – paid to Members of the Cabinet, Committee Chairmen and Group Leaders, etc
- Travel & Subsistence Allowances
- Special Carers Allowance
You can find full details of the allowances in the Members Allowances Scheme 2012
Independent Remuneration Panel 2013
Dacorum Borough Council currently has a vacancy on its Independent Remuneration Panel. We are looking for someone who lives or works in the Borough and is able to make informed judgments and who will be available to attend and contribute to meetings.
Please find below the details of the role and how to apply:
Independent Remuneration Panel advert 2013 (9 KB)
Role of Independent Remuneration Panel 2013 (171 KB)
Person Specification IRP 2013 (63 KB)
IRP application form 2013 (91 KB)
Payment of Members' Allowances
Details of the amount paid to each Councillor for previous financial years can be found in the PDF files below or on the right hand side of this page.
Review of allowances
January 2012 sees the completion of the Independent Remuneration Panel process that began in October as part of the Budget Setting Programme.
This Independent Remuneration Panel has the function of providing Council with advice on its Members’ Allowances Scheme and the level of allowances to be paid. The Council must have regard to this advice when reviewing or amending its scheme.
The Panel of four is made up from the Citizens Panel, who meet our criteria with some degree of financial experience and/or knowledge of Local Government.
In light of the interviews carried out by the IRP and in conjunction with the results of the survey developed by the IRP group, the IRP wrote a report that was submitted to Cabinet on 13 December and Full Council on 11 January 2012. The report concluded that the current Scheme should remain in place for the next Financial Year and in view of the present economic climate, no increase to the Basic Allowance payable to all Councillors was proposed.
Minor changes to the structure of the current Scheme relating to Special Responsibility Allowances were recommended by the Panel with an overall net increase of £4,951 to which Cabinet have advised that other changes would be brought forward to offset this small increase so that there was no additional cost to the budget.
More background details are available in the full Independent Remuneration Panel Report 2011 (Opens in new window)
For Further details please contact us.
Telephone: 01442 228222