Councillor allowances, expenses and conduct
Allowances and expenses
County Councillors (Members) are entitled to allowances and to claim expenses for travel, accommodation and subsistence required in connecting with council business.
For more information, view the Councillor's Allowances Scheme and Travel Accommodation Policy which are detailed in part six of the Council's Constitution, on pages 6-60 to 6-78.
- view details of the amounts of allowances paid to Councillors in the last financial year [PDF].
- the Travel and Accommodation Policy Register [PDF] details all expenses paid to officers and Members whilst on County Council business for the current financial year.
The County Council is committed to high standards of ethical behaviour by its elected representatives. County Councillors need to ensure that all duties are performed in compliance with high standards of integrity.
Members must sign up to the County Council's local Code of Conduct which is based on national guidelines. You can view the Code of Conduct in part six of the Council's Constitution [PDF], on pages 6-79 to 6-88.
Elected councillors and persons appointed as co-opted members of the County Council’s Committees are required by law to register financial interests. The information disclosed is entered into the Register of Members' and Co-opted Members' Financial and Other Interests [PDF].
The register is compiled from the information given shortly after election or appointment and subsequently amended as an individual’s circumstances change. The Democratic Services Team Manager maintains the list.