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 members’ allowances scheme for the years 2020/21;  2021/22 and 2022/23 is set out below:

Group Special Responsibility Allowance Allowance
1 Leader of the Council 16,799
2 Deputy Leader of the Council 11,127
Mayor 11,781
3 Cabinet Members (x9) 10,162
Chairman of Planning Committee 9,146
Chairman of Licensing Committee 8,130
Chairman of Scrutiny Panels (x4) 8,637
Leader of Minority Group 8,400
Chairman of Health and Wellbeing Board (Management Group) 6,040
4 Chairman of Audit Committee 5,312
Deputy Mayor 5,902
Deputy Leader of Minority Group 5,563
5 Vice Chairman of Planning Committee 4,461
Vice Chairman of Licensing Committee 3,965
Vice Chairman of Scrutiny Panels (x 4) 4,213
Lead Members (x 10) 4,957
Ambassador for Inward Investment and Steel 8,400
Appeals Committee £253 per annum
Co-optees Allowance

Independent Persons Allowance

£42 per meeting attended

£42 per complaint referral

Substitute Allowance
(Procedure Rule D1.07 of the Council’s Constitution)
£47 per meeting
Basic Allowance £6,874

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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