Members wanted for councillor allowances panel

Plymouth City Council is looking for local residents to sit on a panel which reviews allowances paid to its councillors.

Volunteers will form part of the review panel which will meet approximately six times between April and June 2017.

The panel will consider a variety of information relating to councillors’ allowances, before making their final report to the Council. Although the position is voluntary, an allowance will be paid towards each volunteer’s expenses.

Councillor John Riley, Cabinet Member for Democracy and Governance said: “Under Government legislation, the Council needs to review the allowances it gives to councillors every four years.

“This is an opportunity open to all members of our community and I hope that people will put their name forward to find out more about how all councillors serve the city and then advise us on the level of allowance we should get.

“I can’t think of a better group of people to tell us what we are worth than the residents of Plymouth who actually elect us.”

The closing date for all applications is Friday 17 March. A shortlist will be drawn up and candidates invited to a short interview before the final panel members are selected.

If you would like further information or an application pack, please email Senior Panel and Partnership Adviser, Ross Jago at