As City Councillors for Stoke-on-Trent, members receive an allowance (Basic Allowance) for time they give to serve the
community and to cover their expenses.
Some members also receive an additional allowance (Special Responsibility Allowance), with the amount paid varying according
to their level of responsibility. This additional allowance is paid for undertaking the role of Cabinet Member or Chair
of a Committee.
Independent Members' Remuneration Panel
In accordance with legislation, each local authority must establish and maintain an independent remuneration panel, the
purpose of which is to make recommendations to the authority about the allowances to be paid to elected members.
The Independent Members’ Remuneration Panel in Stoke-on-Trent undertook a review between February and March 2012.
Full City Council has the responsibility of considering the Panel's recommendations and agreeing to adopt them, in full
or part, which it did at its meeting of 29 March 2012.
Members' Allowances Scheme
You can find details of the current allowances paid under the Members Allowances Scheme in the City Council Constitution
(Part 6), by following the link on this page.
Local Authorities Members' Allowances (England) Regulations, 2003 require the Council to publish details of the actual
allowances paid to its elected Councillors and Co-opted Members of Council Committees each financial year.
You can find details of payments that have been made to individual Councillors (and Co-optees) by viewing the Members
Allowances, Travel and Subsistence Schedule, which is available to view or download from this page.
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