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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.

Attached (below) is a copy of the 2024/25 Scheme that was last amended and approved by the Full Council on 14 March 2024. Previous Schemes and details of the payments made to county councillors in previous years are also attached below. Other years' figures are available on request, please ring 01772 534580.

Members' Allowance Schemes:
Members' Allowance Scheme 2024 25 pdf icon PDF 125 KB View as DOCX (1) 37 KB
Members' Allowance Scheme 2023 24 pdf icon PDF 238 KB View as DOC (1) 233 KB
Members' Allowance Scheme 2022 23 pdf icon PDF 246 KB
Members' Allowance Scheme 2021 22 pdf icon PDF 446 KB
Members Allowance Scheme 2020 21 pdf icon PDF 489 KB
Members Allowance Scheme 2019 20 pdf icon PDF 170 KB View as DOC (1) 168 KB

Annual Summaries of Payments made to Councillors:
Payments made to councillors 2023 24 pdf icon PDF 463 KB
Payments made to councillors 2022 23 pdf icon PDF 125 KB
Payments made to councillors 2021 22 pdf icon PDF 166 KB
Payments made to councillors 2020 21 pdf icon PDF 138 KB
Payments made to councillors 2019 20 pdf icon PDF 129 KB
Payments made to councillors 2018 19 pdf icon PDF 90 KB
Payments made to councillors 2017 18 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Annual Reports to Full Council:
Review of the County Council's Constitution - Report to Full Council
Members' Allowance Scheme 2023 24 - Report to Full Council
Members' Allowance Scheme 2022 23 - Report to Full Council
Members' Allowance Scheme 2021 22 - Report to Full Council
Members Allowance Scheme 2020 21 - Report to Full Council
Members Allowance Scheme 2019 20 - Report to Full Council