Councillors are entitled to receive certain allowances and expenses in recognition of their various duties.
This is in accordance with the approved Councillors Allowances and Expenses Scheme [36kb].
Scheme for 2013/14
Exeter City Council received the report of an Independent Remuneration Panel which reviewed the allowances payable to Members of the City Council. Their recommendations were considered at the meeting of Executive on 5 February 2013 and approved at Council on 26 February 2013.
The Panel recommended that the Councillors' Basic and Special Responsibility Allowances, including the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor's Expenses Allowances should continue to be linked and updated in line with the Local Government Employers (LGE) staff pay award for the previous year. However for 2013/14 only, the level of these allowances would attract a 1% rise.
Basic Allowance payable to all Councillors - £4,474 per annum
In addition the following Special Responsibility Allowances are payable:
Breakdown of special responsibility allowances payable
|Special Responsibility Allowance||Amount|
Leader (basic x 300%)
Other Executive members with portfolios (basic x 150%) (x 5)
Other Executive members without portfolios (basic x 50%) (x 3)
Chairs of Scrutiny Committees (basic x 100%) (x 3)
Chair of Planning Committee (basic x 100%) (x 1)
Chair of Licensing Committee (basic x 50%) (x 1)
|Chair of Audit and Governance Committee (basic x 25%) (x1)||£1,119|
Mayoral Expenses allowances
|Expenses Allowance|| Amount |
|Deputy Lord Mayor||£1,119|
* Any member qualifying for more than one special responsibility allowance is paid the higher allowance only.
In certain circumstances, Councillors are also entitled to claim expenses for travelling, subsistence and care of children and dependants.
Dependants 'Carers' Allowance
Allowance in line with the minimum wage (£6.19), plus an uplift of the standard rate of tax, £7.43 per hour (or part) is payable to Councillors whilst on 'approved duties', in accordance with the agreed scheme Dependants Carers' Allowance Scheme - 2013-14 [34kb].
A contribution of £7.50 per calendar month is payable towards the cost of Broadband provision for qualifying Councillors using this facility.
The Panel recommended that the officers' scheme of travel and subsistence allowances should continue to apply to Councillors where appropriate. No increase was recommended in the expenses payable to co-opted members of £25 per session.
The Panel recommended that a sum of £50, per case, be paid to the Independent Persons affiliated to Standards Committee for up to four hours work, and £100 for four hours and over, payable to each of the two Independent Persons (up to a maximum of £500 per person in any one year).
Expenses Claimed 2012/2013
|Cllr Sutton ||£31.60||Parking and Rail Fare - LGiU Conference (8 February 2012)|
|Cllr Sutton||£69.70||Travel expenses - LGA Leadership Academy (1 - 3 February 2012)|
|Cllr Branston||£14.85||Travel expenses to Oxford to attend to attend a Sub-Committee (30 March 2013)|
|Cllr Martin||£23.00||Travel costs - Leadership Academy Graduation - Warwick University (7 June 2012)|
|Cllr Henson||£119.75||Travel costs and refreshments - LGA Meeting (Leaders) - Pimlico London (15 June 2012)|
|Cllr Baldwin||£81.81||Travel costs - LGA Leadership Academy (14-15 July)|
|Cllr Edwards||£4.00||Parking costs - Shadow Devon Health and Wellbeing Board (17 July 2012)|
|Cllr Edwards||£19.80||Parking costs - LGA Annual Conference, Birmingham (26 June 2012)|
|Cllr Sutton||£73.83||Petrol costs - LGA Leadership Academy (7-8 June 2012)|
|Cllr Sutton||£21.39||Petrol costs - Shadow Police and Crime Panel Meeting (25 July 2012)|
|Cllr S Brock||£30.73||Refreshments and taxi fare to attend Queen's Garden Party and Buckingham Palace (August 2012)|
|Cllr Edwards||£18.15||Refreshments - visit to Hengrove Leisure Centre (11 September 2012)|
|Cllr Y Henson||£87.86||Petrol costs - Leadership Academy (14 September 2012)|
|Cllr Y Henson||65.95||Travel costs - Group Leaders Meeting (20 September 2012)|
|Cllr M Baldwin||£81.88||Petrol costs - Leadership Academy (12-14 October 2012)|
|Cllr R Denham||£49.50||Travel costs - Next Generation Programme (weekend 1 of 3) (2-4 November 2012)|
|Cllr I Martin||£19.55||Petrol costs - South West Councils meeting (14 November 2012)|
|Cllr R Denham||£55.85||Travel costs - Next Generation Programme (weekend 2 of 3) (30 November - 2 December 2012)|
|Cllr Morris||£33.22||Mileage and parking expenses from Exeter to Bodmin Council to attend a Park Homes Forum (15 March 2013)|
Expenses claimed 2010/2011
|Cllr I Martin||£22.54||Petrol costs to Yeovil to attend South West Employers Meeting (18 March 2011)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£15.18||Petrol costs to Taunton and return (29 March 2011)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£15.18||Petrol costs to Taunton and return (17 May 2011)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£16.50||Car parking LGA Conference in Birmingham (28 - 30 June 2011)|
|Cllr I Martin||£10.00||Train ticket to Taunton for South West Employers meeting (16 September 2011|
Cllr I Martin
|£91.08||Petrol costs from Exeter to Warwick University return to attend Leadership Academy Course (12-13 November 2011)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£38.41||Petrol costs (one way) Exeter to Warwick University Leadership Academy (8 - 9 November 2011)|
|Cllr I Martin||£12.00||Taxi from Westminster to Paddington following attendance at IT course (8 December 2011)|
Cllr I Martin
|£8.00||Taxi to Exeter St Davids for train to Warwick to attend Leadership Academy (9 December 2011)|
|Cllr I Martin||£30.80||Petrol costs and car parking, Leadership Academy Coventry/Taunton (17 January 2012)|
|Cllr R Sutton||£152.49||Petrol cost from Exeter to Warwick University and return to attend Leadership Academy Course. Two journeys: (30 November 2011 - 2 December 2011) and (4 January 2012 - 6 January 2012)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£67.84||Petrol costs and expenses to Warwick University, Leadership Academy (6 to 7 December 2011)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£14.00||Refreshments - Meeting with Nick Hurd MP (26 January 2012)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£5.50||Car parking - District Council Network meeting (8 March 2012)|
|Cllr P Edwards||£50.89||Petrol costs to Leadership Academy, Warwick University (17 - 18 March 2012)|
|Cllr I Martin||£52.00||Train ticket to attend a Rethinking Public Service Delivery course in London (28 June 2010)|
|Cllr P Wadham||£15.50||Taxi fare to attend New Growth Point Steering Board at Sandy Park Exeter and lunch (8 July 2010)|
|Cllr J Winterbottom||£197.90||Taxi, left luggage and train fare to Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, London (20 July 2010)|
|Cllr R Branston||£22.75||Train ticket and taxi fare to attend a councillor mentoring training day (15 November 2010)|