London Borough of Barnet

Allowances and expenses

Elected Members (Councillors) of an authority are entitled under the Members’ Allowances Scheme to receive remuneration for the duties they perform. The scheme is governed by the Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003.

All councillors are entitled to a basic allowance to cover their democratic duties. Some councillors also receive a Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) reflecting the level of their additional duties. The scheme also includes details of allowances available to independent or co-opted members of committees.

The current Member allowances scheme was approved by Full Council on 14 September 2010 and is in effect from 1 August 2010 to 31 March 2014.

The basic allowance is £10,597.

Members allowances paid 2012-13 

Members allowances paid 2011-12 

Members allowances paid 2010-11 

Members allowances paid 2009-10

Members allowances paid 2008-09

Special Responsibility Allowances 1 August 2010 to 31 March 2014

This table sets out the current rates of Special Responsibility Allowances.










Deputy Leader of the Council

Cabinet Members (excl. Leader and Deputy)



Chairman of Planning & Environment Committee 

Chairman of Pension Fund Committee 

Chairman of Licensing Committee 

Chairmen of Overview and Scrutiny Committees 

Chairman of Business Management Overview & Scrutiny Sub-Committee 

Chairman of General Functions Committee 

Leader of Major Opposition Group 

Chairman of Audit Committee 




Chairman Area Planning Sub-Committees 

Chairman of Constitution Ethics and Probity Committee  

Chairmen of Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committees (except Business Management) 

Chairmen of Residents Forums 

Chairmen of Area Environment Sub-Committees 

Shadow Cabinet Members 

Member of Pension Fund Committee 

Leader of Smaller Opposition Group 

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