Allowances and expenses
County Councillors (Members) are entitled to allowances, and to claim expenses for travel, accommodation and subsistence required in connection with the Council's business. There are rules and standards that govern how much can be paid, and in what circumstances. For more information, view the Councillors' Allowances Scheme and Travel and Accommodation Policy which are detailed in part six of the Council's Constitution, on pages 6-60 to 6-78.
The County Council is committed to high standards of ethical behaviour and probity by its elected representatives. County Councillors need to ensure that all duties are performed in compliance with the highest standards of probity and 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.
Anyone who believes that a Councillor may have breached the Code of Conduct can make a complaint.
Councillors must declare any business, financial or other interests they have that could conflict with their duties as a County Councillor. The Register of Members' and Co-opted Members' Financial and Other Interests [PDF] details these interests. Councillors must declare within 28 days of receipt any gift or hospitality to the value of £25 or more.