North Lincolnshire Council

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.

The council’s approved members’ allowances scheme for 2018/2019 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 (x8) 10,162
Chairman of Planning Committee 9,146
Chairman of Licensing Committee 8,130
Chairman of Scrutiny Panels (x3) 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 3)  

4,213

Lead Members (x 11) 4,957
Ambassador for Steel and Heavy Industry 8,400
Appeals Committee £253 per annum
Co-optees Allowance £42 per meeting attended
Basic Allowance £6,874
The dependants’ carers allowance (including child care) will no longer be included in the scheme.

Notes:

(1) Mileage Rates

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

Cars – 45 pence per mile

Motorcycles – 24 pence per mile

An additional 5 pence 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. Discounted Humber Bridge tickets are available from the Political Group Offices and should be used.

(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. Only as a last resort should warrants for rail travel be used. These can be obtained through the group office. Receipts or used tickets (train tickets tube fare tickets, for example) should be retained and produced as receipts. The reimbursement of public transport costs is not taxable or subject to National Insurance 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 20 pence 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.

Previous years claims

Details of claims made by councillors in previous years are also available:

Members Expenses Claimed 2017.2018
Members Expenses Claimed 2016.2017
Members Expenses Claimed 2015.2016
Members Expenses Claimed 2014.2015
Members Expenses Claimed 2013.2014
Members Expenses Claimed 2012.2013
Members Expenses Claimed 2011 2012
Members Expenses Claimed 2010.2011
Members Expenses Claimed 2009.2010
Members Expenses Claimed 2008.2009

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democratic@northlincs.gov.uk
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Ashby Road
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1AB