Allowances for Local Government Elected Members

Elected members of a local authority may be entitled to receive allowances while working on local authority business.

Allowances are entirely at the discretion of individual councils within the limits set by the Remuneration Authority.

Vehicle Mileage Allowance

Travel Time Allowance

Communications Allowance

Childcare Allowance

Allowances are reviewed annually by the Remuneration Authority.

Council approved allowances for elected members must be included in the council’s elected members expenses and reimbursement policy, and published on its website.

Councils do not need the Authority's agreement for changes to their elected members’ expenses and reimbursement policy, or to their mayors/regional chairs' motor vehicle entitlements so long as the policy remains within the limits of the current remuneration and allowances determination.