About councillors’ allowances
- Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances.
- By law, every local authority has to agree a Scheme of Allowances which includes how much councillors should receive for undertaking their duties.
- Before a council can make or amend its scheme, it should consider any recommendations made by an Independent Remuneration Panel.
- The main elements are a basic allowance, special responsibility allowances and mileage and subsistence rates.
- Allowances paid to councillors are subject to income tax.
- Waverley's mileage and subsistence rates are paid at the rates determined by the National Joint Council for local authorities.
- Councillors' allowances are increased in line with the annual pay award for staff.
Current scheme of allowances
Members' Allowance Scheme 2023-24
The current scheme of allowances came into effect on 1 April 2023.
Allowances and expenses paid to Waverley Borough Councillors
To promote transparency in the use of public funds and decision-making, we publish details of Councillors' allowance claims.
View payments made to Councillors 2022/23