Councillors in Brent paid the lowest basic allowance in London
PUBLISHED: 17:34 31 August 2012
Figures by Taxpayer’s Alliance show councillors receive £3,292 less than their counterparts in Croydon
Top three London Councils who pay the most and the least basic allowances
Councillors in Brent receive the lowest basic allowance in London, according to figures released today (Friday).
According to a report by the Taxpayers’ Alliance, a lobby group that campaigns against the wastage of public funds, the 63 councillors in the borough receive an allowance of £7,947 a year.
This sum is eclipsed by the Conservative-led Croydon Council who pay the most in London with their councillors receiving £11,239.
Nottinghamshire County Council topped the UK’s league with their councillors receiving a basic of £12,906 while their counterparts in Northamptonshire received the lowest allowance of £7,086.
Councillors in Brent who sit on committees are entitled to a further £2,113 special responsibility allowance.
Cllr Muhammed Butt receives an additional allowance of £35,222 for being the Brent Council leader and the leader of the borough’s Labour Party.
Cllr Ruth Moher receives an extra £24,655 for being his deputy.