Allowances & Expenses

Allowances & Expenses

Town Council:
None. As a Town Councillor I get no allowances and no expenses.  All my work is voluntary and free. I hope, therefore, I provide good value for money!

District Council:
Now that I am also a district Councillor I get an allowance which is worth just over £300.00 a month after tax.  Most weeks I have about 10-20 hours of work when factoring in casework, meetings, studying council papers, driving to and from Fenland Hall and the like.  I also publish a monthly colour newsletter and conduct monthly Councillor Surgeries.  It is therefore lucky that the allowance isn’t considered a “wage” by anybody other than the taxman, because if it were I’d be working on about half the minimum wage :)  I claim no expenses at all.

County Council:
As a County Councillor I receive a basic allowance.  The only expenses I claim are the car expenses for travel to official sanctioned meetings, all claims are checked by Officers and approved.  I did not accept the payrise that Councillors voted for in 2017, instead I am giving the additional monies away to local causes and charities and organisations, which is exactly what I promised I would do.