Councillors are voluntary positions, they are not allowed to be paid any sort of wage.
Instead of claiming expenses (including effectively attendance allowance) they went on to this scheme of getting an allowance which is £9171 (all figures for 2008-2009*), there are additional responsibility allowances for certain positions. 37 councillors had some form of responsibility allowance.
The Leaders allowance is £22,927*, in addition to the £9171*
Additionally they can claim for travel, subsidence and childcare.
The average councillor received £10997* total.
Only one councillor claimed for phone calls and very roughly half claimed for travel and/or mileage.
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