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Cheshire East Council Publishes details of Councillors’ Allowances

Cheshire East Council has published details of the allowances paid to elected members of the council during the last financial year.

Cheshire East Council Westfields headquarters

These include the basic allowance, the special responsibility allowance, dependants’ carers’ allowances, travel and subsistence and co-optees’ allowances. The allowances published cover the financial year from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Councillor Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council

Councillor Sam Corcoran, Cheshire East Council chair of corporate policy committee,  said: “These allowances represent a fair reimbursement for the time and personal costs incurred by elected members when carrying out their responsibilities on behalf of the council and the residents of Cheshire East.

“I wish to thank our democratic services team for their hard work in presenting this schedule of allowances in a timely manner.

“We are a large unitary authority, with 82 elected members and the total cost of allowances is proportionate and in line with most other unitary authorities in England.”

Members of the public can view the schedule of allowances paid on the council’s website.

Copies of the information are also available to members of the public – on request – by writing to Cheshire East Council, Democratic Services Team, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ.