Councillors allowances

Elected councillors are not paid but are entitled to an annual allowance which recognises their work and time commitment.

The Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) is responsible for recommending changes to the Members' Allowance Scheme. This details the payments that a councillor may receive for undertaking their duties.

Each Council in February 2017 resolved that the above schemes both be extended beyond 31 March 2017, until a date of expiry of 31 May 2019. This scheme will be updated for the newly elected West Suffolk Council.

View allowances

You can access information about councillor allowances for each Council from the links below:

Forest Heath District Council (FHDC)

St Edmundsbury Borough Council (SEBC)