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Members' Allowances

The elected members (Councillors) each get a Basic Allowance. A number of elected members also get a Special Responsibility Allowance for the extra responsibility that some have at the Council.

Here is the current Members' Allowances Scheme:

pdf icon Constitution Appendix G Members' Allowance Scheme 2016-17 [401kb]

The amount members get is reviewed with recommendations from the Independent Remuneration Panel. As the title suggests, the Panel and its members are independent of Mendip District Council. Meetings of the Independent Remuneration Panel are not open to the public. However, the Panel's recommendations are considered at the next meeting of Mendip's full Council usually in the month of December.

This document shows the allowances that were claimed by Mendip District Councillors from 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016:

pdf icon Public Notice of Allowances Claimed year end 31.03.16 [147kb]

Here is the most recent report from the Independent Remuneration Panel along with minutes from the full Council meeting that considered their report:

pdf icon Item 09 Report of the Joint Independent Members Remuneration Panel [411kb]

pdf icon Approved Full Council Minutes 12 12 16 [357kb]