2. Independent Remuneration Panel
The Independent Remuneration Panel operates under the provisions of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) Regulations 2003. These regulations require that all councils should set up independent panels and take account of their advice before agreeing their councillors' allowances scheme.
The panel consists of five people; one from the voluntary and community sector, two to represent business interests and two members of the public.
The most recent review of councillors' allowances can be viewed below.