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:
- Councillors' allowances – monthly from December 2010 onwards (format changed in January 2012)
- Councillors' travel – paid for by CYC, separate to allowances (individual journeys from April 2013 onwards)
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 FAQs about the scheme. The amount each member receives relates to the duties they perform and can include:
- Basic Allowance
- Special Responsibility Allowance
- Travel and Subsistence
- Dependent Care Allowance
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||£31,113|
|Deputy Leader of the Council||£21,778|
|Group Leader (Main Opposition)||£14,001|
|Planning Committee Chair||£9,934|
|Audit and Governance Committee Chair||£7,778|
|Licensing and Regulatory Committee Chair||£7,778|
|Planning Sub-Committee Chair||£7,778|
|Scrutiny Management Committee Chair||£7,778|
|Deputy Group Leader (Group with more than 10 Members)||£6,223|
|Group Leader (Minority Party)||£6,223|
|Scrutiny Committees Chair||£6,223|
|Lord Mayor as Chair of Council||£3,111|
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.