All councillors are entitled to receive an allowance for the duties they undertake as a councillor.
Oxfordshire County Council is permitted, by law, to set the level of allowances that are paid to its members. Unlike council officers, councillors do not receive a salary. The allowances are intended to cover the expenses they incur in being a local councillor. Allowances are set following recommendations by an independent panel. Examples of the allowances are:
- a basic allowance - paid to every county councillor
- a special responsibility allowance - paid to members of the cabinet, committee chairmen, leader of the council and leader of the opposition etc.
- travel and subsistence allowances
- dependant carers allowance
The additional allowance for Leader of the County Council is £29,878.68.
Following the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel as from 1st April 2015.
The allowances are subject to tax and NI at the appropriate rates.
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