Councillors' allowances and expenses

We operate a Members' Allowances Scheme and each member (councillor) receives a basic allowance. The scheme also includes special responsibility allowances paid for particular duties.

Expenses are only reimbursed where incurred on “approved duties” and relate to travel, subsistence and dependent carers’ costs.

Councillors' allowances are published on a monthly basis and you can download and view them below.

Joint Bodies Members' Allowances

We appoint councillors to serve on joint bodies and several of those bodies also pay allowances to their members.

The South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority operate their own Members' Allowances Schemes.

Members of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel receive an allowance of £920 per annum, paid by the host authority (Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council).

Independent remuneration panel

Prior to 1 April each year, we have to agree a members’ allowances scheme for the forthcoming financial year.

At least every 4 years, an independent remuneration panel has to consider the scheme and make recommendations to us. However, it is for us to decide on the members’ allowances scheme that is put in place, having regard to the panel’s recommendations.

You can download the latest report, along with the decision taken by us in response to the report. 


Sheffield’s panel comprises 4 members, drawn from the public, private, and voluntary, community and faith sectors. The present membership of the panel and their terms of office is:

  • David Baldwin, former Health Service Executive (to 6 February 2023)
  • Edward Fleming, former Independent Co-optee on the Standards Committee (to 6 February 2022)
  • Mark Power, Group Risk Manager, SIG Plc (to 6 February 2021)
  • one vacancy

Statutory Register of Members' Interests

Councillors are required by the Members’ Code of Conduct to register their disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests.

They must also declare any gifts or hospitality which they have accepted over the value of £50 within 28 days of acceptance.

These declarations form the Statutory Register of Members' Interests which the Council has to maintain.

As part of our commitment to demonstrating that we are as open and transparent as possible, you can view councillors’ individual register of interests on their webpages.

The Register of Members' Interests is also open for inspection by the public during normal office hours at the Town Hall.

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