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Lancashire County Councillors are not employees and they do not receive a salary for the work they carry out for the people of Lancashire. However, the County Council does make payments to councillors in accordance with an allowance scheme approved by the council. The council can only make amendments to the scheme having received advice and recommendations from its Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP). This is under the provisions of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003. In summary, each councillor receives a basic allowance and travel and subsistence allowances are payable where expenditure has necessarily been incurred in the performance of an approved duty. Additional allowances are paid to cabinet members, committee chairs and other key county councillors; this is to reflect their special responsibilities. The current Scheme and further information can be found below. Also attached (below) is a copy of the 2018/19 Scheme that was approved by the Full Council on 22 February 2018. Whilst the Full Council would normally receive a report and recommendations of the IRP prior to setting the Scheme, a meeting of the Panel was not required as no changes to the previous Scheme were proposed. The Scheme came into effect on 1 April 2018 and was subsequently uprated in accordance with the 2018/19 staff pay increase. Details of the payments made to county councillors in 2017/18 are also attached below. Other years' figures are available on request, please ring 01772 533559.