By law, every local authority has to agree a scheme of members' allowances which includes how much money councillors should receive for undertaking their duties. Our rules are set out in part 9 of the council's constitution. The main elements are a basic allowance, special responsibility allowances and mileage and subsistence rates.
You can view the latest councillor expenses claims on this page.
Arun district councillors' allowances
The council is required to publish details of the payments made to councillors under the Members' Allowances Scheme in respect of the basic allowance, special responsibility allowance, carers' allowance, travel and subsistence allowance and co-optees allowance on an annual basis. We show the latest and previous six years on this page.
Parish councillors' allowances
New arrangements were introduced in 2003 for the payment of allowances for members of parish councils. The regulations allow parish councils to:
- choose to pay their members an allowance, known as the 'parish basic allowance' to recognise the time and effort they put into their parish duties
- choose to pay its members travel and subsistence allowances
Allowances are discretionary and, if paid, they should be based on the recommendations of the Parish Remuneration Panel set up by the district council. The most recent report can be found here: Parish remuneration panel report March 2010[pdf] 41KB
Independent Remuneration Panel Report
We are required to maintain an Independent Remuneration Panel to make recommendations about the allowances to be paid to its members, including the basic allowance, special responsibility allowances, travel and subsistence and carers and co-optee allowances. It consists of representatives from the community and business sector. The last two reviews undertaken by the panel were in 2019 and 2020. The reports can be accessed here: Item 5 - Interim Review 2020 FINAL [docx] 66KB. Details on the allowances claimed by members can be found in the council's constitution.