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Councillors allowances

Elected councillors are paid an annual allowance in exchange for the time and expenses they incur on council business.

The allowances are paid in accordance with the relevant members allowance scheme for that year.

The basic allowance is currently £11,473 a year, plus £1,000 to cover travel and subsistence within the city of Leicester and £333 telecommunications and support allowance. Some councillors are paid an additional allowance if they have special responsibilities, such as the City Mayor, and members of council committees.

Details of members allowance scheme, the 2016 independent remuneration panel (IRP) report and members allowances over recent financial years are attached above.