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County Councillor Allowances and Payments

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 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 2019/20 Scheme that was approved by the Full Council on 28 February 2019. A link to the agenda item including the comments of the Independent Remuneration Panel can be found below.

Details of the payments made to county councillors in 2017/18 are also attached below. The payments made in 2019/20 will be published on this site as soon as possible following the end of the financial year. Other years' figures are available on request, please ring 01772 533559.