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Councillors in Brent paid the lowest basic allowance in London

PUBLISHED: 17:34 31 August 2012

Brent Council pay their councillors the lowest basic allowance in London

Brent Council pay their councillors the lowest basic allowance in London

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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

The most

Croydon £11,239

Wandsworth £10,957

Bromley £10,872

The least

Brent £7,974

Harrow £8,160

Merton £8,694

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.

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