Members' Allowances & Expenses
The Local Government (Allowance and Expenses) (Scotland) Regualtions 2007 as amended, require the Council to keep a record of payments made to Members and to publish the information for the preceding financial year (1 April to 31 March) by 1 June.
Information in relation to financial year 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 can be accessed below.
Members Expenses 2013-14
Members Publication 2014-15
Members Publication 2015-2016
The Council is required to make information on Councillors' remuneration and expenses available for inspection at Council offices when requested to do so in writing by a member of the public. It would be for that person to consider at which Council office they would wish see the information.
At its meeting held on 18 December 2013, North Ayrshire Council resolved to publish Members' expense claim forms and to make them available on the Council's website by the 15th of each month (relating to the previous month).
Copies of the individual claims submitted by Elected Members in 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 can be accessed using the following link(s).
Expenses Claims 2013/14
Expenses Claims 2014/15
Expenses Claims 2015/16
Expenses Claims 2016/17
Under the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007 as amended, there are four levels of remuneration payments for Councillors, depending on the responsibilities of the Councillor. These are the Leader of the Council, Depute Leader of the Council, Senior Councillor and Councillor.
A Senior Councillor is a Councillor who holds a position of significant position of responsibility in the Council's Political Management Structure.
All other Councillors, other than the Leader of the Council and the Depute Leader of the Council will receive the basic remuneration as prescribed by the Regulations. Remuneration is subject to income tax and national insurance deductions.
Travel and Subsistence
These expenses are paid at rates determined by Regulation. Councillors may claim costs incurred when travelling on approved duties. The total amount of these payments will vary from Councillor to Councillor, depending on a number of factors, including the distance that they live from Council Headquarters (which affects the amount of travelling required to attend the meetings of the Council), the area covered by their Ward and whether they represent the Council on external bodies such as COSLA.