Member's Allowance

The Local Authorities (Member’s Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (SI.2003/1021) is applicable to Batheaston Parish Council.

Regulation 25 allows for a parish or town council to pay a basic allowance to either its chairman only, or to each of its elected members (the amount for the Chairman may differ from that of the other members). The allowance is not a salary – it is to cover the general expenses of being a local councillor. Specific travelling and subsistence expenses are covered separately, and can be claimed when appropriate.

Some parish councils do choose to pay a basic allowance to their elected members. Batheaston Parish Council, in common with many others, does NOT pay any Basic Allowance to members.