Councillors’ allowances published

The allowances and reimbursements paid to Telford & Wrekin’s councillors have been published for the latest financial year.

Councillors’ allowances published

The total paid to the borough’s 54 councillors and 13 co-optees in the year 2017/18 was £619,765 .  Allowances have been frozen since 2011.

Councillors all receive a basic allowance of £7,870 a year for their work. Councillors who perform additional duties such as a cabinet or a scrutiny role are entitled to receive an additional special responsibility allowance.

The amount paid to councillors is £14,073 below what councillors were entitled to as the council’s Cabinet took a voluntary ten per cent reduction in their special responsibilities allowance.

The total voluntary reduction by Cabinet members since 2011 is now over £135,000.  . 

This money is now being used to fund the council’s Young People’s Grants Scheme to promote educational, cultural and sporting excellence in the borough.

Councillors and co-optees can also claim reimbursements for expenses incurred in their council work. In 2017/18 this was £622. In 2009/10 the figure for reimbursements was £12,008.

Telford & Wrekin councilor allowances are set independently and were last raised in 2010.Full details of what each councillor is paid and reimbursements claimed are published in the local press at 

Details of payments to councillors can be accessed here

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