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Councillors - allowances
Guildford Borough councillors are not paid salaries for the time they spend working on Council business and representing the interests of local residents. Instead, they are entitled to allowances by law. A basic allowance is paid to all councillors. Special responsibility allowances are paid to those councillors who have significant additional responsibilities, over and above the generally accepted duties of a councillor. Councillors entitled to a special responsibility allowance include the Leader of the Council, Lead Councillors and committee chairmen.
A copy of the current scheme of allowances which came into effect on 1 April 2016 can be viewed below.
An independent remuneration panel undertakes a periodic review of the scheme of allowances and makes its recommendations to the Council. The last review by the panel was completed in November 2015 and a copy of its report and recommendations can also be viewed below.
Details of allowances paid to councillors in the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 are below.