What councillors receive
The elected members of the City Council receive allowances in recognition of the time, work and costs involved in representing the people of Manchester. The Council's scheme of allowances is based on the rules set out in national legislation. The levels of allowances paid are agreed by an external independent panel who report to the council on what is appropriate, based on the panel's analysis of the changing demands and pressures of members' workloads, and on comparisons with other councils in England.
All the elected members are paid a Basic Allowance each year. This relates to the work they all do as local councillors, representing their constituents, travelling round the city, attending council and local community meetings.
Those members with additional duties and responsibilities also receive a Special Responsibility Allowance for the extra work in relation to that further responsibility.
Both types of allowances are subject to taxation.
Members can reclaim a limited range of travel and other expenses they have paid out of their own pocket when they have had to travel out of the city or when they are out of pocket for some other approved reason, such as child care expenses for when they have to attend an important community meeting.
The Details for Each Councillor
The details of the allowances paid to each councillor are published on the website.
These links will take you to further information that is on this website about the different aspect of the scheme for members' allowances and expenses.
The Scheme of Allowances and Expenses is set out in detail in Part 7 the Council's Constitution.
The Independent Review Panel's last report to the Council was in July 2008.