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Councillors' allowances | Birmingham City Council

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Councillors' allowances

Councillors are paid a Basic Allowance to support them in carrying out their work they do as local councillors.  Councillors with additional duties and responsibilities also receive a Special Responsibility Allowance for the extra work in relation to this.

Allowances payable to Councillors are detailed within the Members Allowances Scheme.

The size of the allowance for the various Councillor roles is decided by the City Council.  In taking this decision, the Council must consider a report from an Independent Remuneration Panel.

The Independent Remuneration Panel  review the Members Allowances Scheme and the levels of allowances paid and report to the council on what is appropriate based on the panel's analysis of the changing demands and pressures of members' workloads. 

The details of the allowances paid to each councillor are published annually on the website.