All councillors receive a basic allowance. This is aimed at covering costs such as phone, postage, printer cartridges etc as well as compensating for some of the time spent on council duties.
There are also allowances to cover the cost of travel and to provide carers support to enable attendance at meetings and other official duties.
Those undertaking specific roles that require a greater time commitment such as chairs of committees etc receive an additional Special Responsibility Allowance.
Allowances payable to councillors are detailed in the Members' allowance scheme (within the Constitution).
The details of the allowances paid to each councillor are published annually: