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Councillors' allowances and expenses

We publish details of the allowances and expenses paid to our elected members in the previous tax year, via York Open Data.

Detailed information is available on:

Scheme of allowances and expenses

Details of the allowances and expenses which members are entitled to are included in the Members’ Scheme of Allowances, or you can read some additional information about the scheme. The amount each member receives relates to the duties they perform and can include:

For more information about the members annual allowances and expenses, read the members allowances annual summaries.

Current Special Responsibility Allowances

See details of current Special Responsibility Allowances (SRAs) for roles where SRAs are payable.

Special responsibility SRA amount
Leader of the Council £32,528
Deputy Leader of the Council £22,769
Executive Member £19,518
Group Leader (Main Opposition) £14,638
Planning Committee Chair £10,386
Audit and Governance Committee Chair £8,132
Licensing and Regulatory Committee Chair £8,132
Planning Sub-Committee Chair £8,132
Scrutiny Management Committee Chair £8,132
Deputy Group Leader (Group with more than 10 Members) £6,507
Group Leader (Minority Party) £6,507
Scrutiny Committees Chair £6,507
Lord Mayor as Chair of Council £3,253

Review of members' scheme of allowances

Members' allowances and SRAs are reviewed on a regular basis. The last review was carried out in December 2019.

See details of our review of members' scheme of allowances.

Also see

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