WE’VE opened up a debate on HU12 Online about the allowances paid to councillors on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. As part of that we have used the latest published information on allowances paid out 2013-14 (period March 2013 – April 2014).
Councillors receive a basic allowance of £10,818 each year for the time spent on working on council duties.
For the public record, our local ward councillors (for South West Holderness) were paid the following travel allowances reimbursing expenses incurred whilst travelling in that period:
- Councillor Mike Bryan £1,774.85
- Councillor John Dennis £1,777.95
- Councillor Ann Suggit £1,457.94
In addition Councillor Bryan and Suggit both claimed the allowance available for IT support in that year of £144.
None of our local councillors received payment of any special allowance, carers’ allowance or subsistence allowance.