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Your councillor

Expenses and allowances

County councillor are not paid a salary, but receive a basic allowance of £12,000 to help them fulfil their duties.

Councillors with extra responsibilities, like members of the Cabinet, can receive an additional Special Responsibility Allowance.

Councillors can also claim expenses to cover the costs of things like travel while carrying out their duties.

The amount each councillor receives in expenses and allowances is published in a monthly report. At the end of the financial year, an annual report of expenses and allowances is published.

You can find out more about how we work out expenses and allowances as part of the Members Allowances Scheme in the Essex County Council Constitution.

Monthly expenses and allowances report

Monthly expenses and allowance reports are published 2-4 weeks after the month end.

Expenses and allowances April 2021 (PDF, 176.32kB)

Annual expenses and allowances summary

Expenses and allowances 2020 to 2021 (PDF, 108.29kB)
Expenses and allowances 2019 to 2020 (PDF, 191kB)
Expenses and allowances 2018 to 2019 (PDF 186kB)
Expenses and allowances 2017 to 2018 (PDF 266kB)
Expenses and allowances 2016 to 2017 (PDF 249kB)
Expenses and allowances 2015 to 2016 (PDF 227kB)
Expenses and allowances 2014 to 2015 (PDF 340kB)
Expenses and allowances 2013 to 2014 (PDF 274kB)
Expenses and allowances 2012 to 2013 (PDF 40kB)
Expenses and allowances 2011 to 2012 (PDF 96kB)
Expenses and allowances 2010 to 2011 (PDF 35kB)
Expenses and allowances 2009 to 2010 (PDF 44kB)
Expenses and allowances 2008 to 2009 (PDF 61kB)
Expenses and allowances 2007 to 2008 (PDF 14kB)
Expenses and allowances 2006 to 2007 (PDF 14kB)

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