Councillor allowances

Guildford Borough councillors are not paid a salary for the time they spend working on council business. 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.

The current scheme of allowances came into effect on 1 April 2016. 

Icon for pdf Councillors allowances scheme from 1 April 2016 [197.85KB]

An independent remuneration panel reviews the scheme and makes recommendations to the council. The last review was completed in November 2019. 

Icon for pdf Independent Remuneration Panel's Report - November 2019 [528.88KB]

The council must have regard to the panel's recommendations when it considers the adoption of the next scheme of allowances. The council may choose to accept, reject, or amend the panel's recommendations.

It is our policy to keep records of councillors' allowances for six years. Details of allowances paid to councillors in the financial years 2013 to 2019 are below.

Councillor allowance summary reports

Icon for pdf Summary of Councillor Allowance Payments for 2013-14 [54.89KB]

Icon for pdf Summary of Councillor Allowance Payments for 2014-15 [129.31KB]

Icon for pdf Summary of Councillor Allowance Payments for 2015-16 [55.41KB]

Icon for pdf Summary of Councilor Allowance Payments for 2016-17 [101.66KB]

Icon for pdf Summary of Councillor Allowance Payments for 2017-18 [103.74KB]

Icon for pdf Summary of Councillor Allowance Payments for 2018-19 [130.68KB]