Councillors expenses

All elected members serving on North Lincolnshire Council are entitled to claim allowances. There are rules and standards that govern how much can be paid and in what circumstances.

Approved members’ allowances scheme

The council’s approved scheme of allowances payable to members of the council for the financial year 2023/24 is set out as follows – Members’ Allowance Scheme 2024-25

1. Mileage rates

Travel to be paid at the following approved Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (HMRC) rates:

Cars – 45p per mile

Motorcycles – 24p per mile

An additional 5p per mile can be claimed in respect of each passenger carried to whom a travelling allowance would otherwise be paid.

A maximum of 5,000 miles has been set as eligible for claim. Any mileage incurred by members in the course of their duties, including meetings where members are representing North Lincolnshire Council’s interests, which involves travelling outside the boundary of North Lincolnshire will not count against the maximum amount of mileage claimable.

In addition, the actual cost of tolls, ferries and parking fees may be claimed.   Receipts, must be provided.

2. Public transport

If you are using public transport for journeys out of the council’s area you may use standard class travel only. Wherever possible travel arrangements should be pre-booked in advance in order to allow better access to discounts. These can be obtained through the group office. Receipts or used tickets (train tickets tube fare tickets etc) should be retained and produced as receipts. The reimbursement of public transport costs is not taxable or subject to NI contributions.

3. Hired transport

If you wish to hire a vehicle, please contact your group PA who will ensure that the best possible rates are obtained.

4. Bicycle

Travel to be paid at the approved HMRC rate of 20p per mile.

5. Subsistence

Subsistence allowances will no longer be included in the member allowance scheme and members will not therefore be able to claim.

6. Overnight rates

Actuals, claimed to a maximum of:

London £100.50
Elsewhere £88.10
Out of pocket expenses £4.39 per night
Overseas allowance £20.50 per night

Accommodation should be pre booked by group office staff in order for the council to reclaim advantage of discounts.


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30-40 High Street
North Lincolnshire
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