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Member's Allowance

Members can claim an allowance to cover the expenses which are normally associated with the basic duties of being a town councillor. Travelling and subsistence expenses are treated separately.

The level of allowance must be the same for all but the chairman of the council. The allowance for the 2019/20 financial year is £40.75 per month (£489 per year).

Lyme Regis councillors are paid at 10% of the basic West Dorset District Council (WDDC) member rate, as recommended by the WDDC Parish Remuneration Scheme.

Following the formation of Dorset Council in April 2019, an independent remuneration panel is expected to make recommendations on the allowance for town and parish councils. This will be based on a percentage of the allowance for the principal authority.

The following town councillors claimed an allowance in 2019/20:

  • Cllr Derek Hallett
  • Cllr Pat Hicks
  • Cllr Steve Miller
  • Cllr Cheryl Reynolds
  • Cllr Jeff Scowen
  • Cllr Stan Williams