Councillors who attend LGA meetings and undertake various approved duties of the LGA are eligible to receive allowances and expenses depending on their role.
The LGA Members' Allowances Scheme determines which roles are eligible and levels of payment. This scheme is regularly reviewed by an Independent Remuneration Panel, most recently in 2018.
Councillors with particular leading roles receive a Special Responsibility Allowance commensurate with the duties they undertake. See a list of LGA councillors in receipt of an allowance for 2020/21 meeting year.
For Members carrying out approved duties as set out in the LGA Members' Allowances Scheme, travel, subsistence and a carers' allowance are paid. See details of members’ claims below:
- Members' expenses: 2011/12 to present
How to claim expenses or fees
Download and return the relevant form
Member Claim Form for Expenses for individual elected members claiming expenses.
Member Claim Form for Fees for individual elected members claiming fees.
Council Claim Form for local authorities seeking reimbursement for elected members’ expenses.
Who to contact?
For more information on Members' allowances and expenses, please contact Marion.Stribling@local.gov.uk.