The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales is a statutory body established by the Welsh Government in January 2008 to determine councillors' salaries (formally known as basic or special responsibility allowances). Each year the Panel publishes an annual report that sets out the types and levels of payments that councils can make available to their members and co-opted members.
You can find out more about the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales by following this link http://wales.gov.uk/irpwsub/home/?lang=en.
Schedule of Members Remuneration
The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales requires councils to publish a 'Schedule of Members Remuneration' each year. This Schedule sets out the scope and amounts of salaries and allowances paid to councillors and co-opted members.
If you require any further information about members salaries or allowances paid to co-opted members please contact Jonathan Jones, Democratic Services Manager on 01443 864242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillors salaries and co-opted members allowances
In accordance with the determinations of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, the salaries and daily fees to be paid to councillors and co-opted members for 2013/14 are as follows: -
Councillor salaries 2013 - 2014 (PDF 30kb)
The council publishes all salaries (formerly known as allowances), travel, subsistence and care allowances paid to councillors and co-opted members no later than 31 July each year. With effect from July 2012, any remuneration received by councilors who serve as members of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority will also be listed.
Previous years allowances are available to download below: -
Councillor salaries 2012 - 2013 (PDF 30kb)
Councillor allowances and expenses 2011 - 2012 (PDF 18kb)
Councillor allowances and expenses 2010 - 2011 (PDF 29kb)
Councillor allowances and expenses 2009 - 2010 (PDF 37kb)
Travel expenses and other allowances
For details of travel expenses and other allowances that can be claimed by councillors and co-opted members, please visit the Travel expenses and other allowances webpage.
Foregoing payments and checks and balances
Any Member or Co-opted Member may, by giving notice to the Chief Executive, forgo any payment.
Checks and balances are in place to ensure that claims made for travel, subsistence and care are made correctly. All claims for travel, subsistence and care must be made using standard claim forms. A percentage check is undertaken for all travel and expense claims and all claims made for the Care Allowance are checked before being authorised by the Head of Legal and Governance.
Any overpayments will automatically be deducted from the next salary or allowance payment.
Members Remuneration is subject to internal audit review from time to time.