Part 5 - Members Allowances Scheme 2020/21

Below is the Members Allowances Scheme 2020/21.

The structure of the County Council’s Members Allowances Scheme has been developed by a Panel independent of the County Council.

The Special Responsibility Allowances were approved by full Council on the 24 June 2020 and will be back dated to come into effect from the 1 April 2020 onwards.

The distribution of responsibilities and allowances for 2020/21 are as follows:

(a)          Leader of the County Council:

Allowance: £34,170

(b)          Group Leader (provided five or more group members):

Allowance: £6,360 each 

(c)          Group Leader of a group consisting of less than five members:

Allowance: A proportion of £6,360 depending on whether the group has 2, 3 or 4 members (e.g. a leader of a group with 3 members would receive 3/5 of £6,360 resulting in an allowance of £3,816). 

(d)          Cabinet Member:

Allowance: £19,130 each 

(e)          Chair of Scrutiny Committee:

Allowance: £6,360 

(f)           Chair of Planning Committee:

Allowance: £6,360 

(g)          Chair of Audit and Governance Committee:

Allowance: £6,360 

(h)          Chair of Pensions Committee:

Allowance: £6,360 

(j)           Chair of the Council:

Allowance: £9,570

(k)          Vice-Chair of the Council:

Allowance: £2,860 

(l)           Member of Fostering Panel:

Allowance: £5,730

Page updated: 12/10/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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