Lancashire County Councillors do not have a salary or are paid for the work they carry out for the people of Lancashire.
However, the County Council does make payments to councillors in accordance with an allowance scheme approved by the council. The council can only make amendments to the scheme having received advice and recommendations from its Independent Remuneration Panel. This is under the provisions of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003. The County Council is looking for new members to serve on the Independent Remuneration Panel. The closing date for applications is 15 February 2013 - see further information.
In summary, each councillor recieves a basic allowance and travel and subsistence allowances are payable where expenditure has necessarily been incurred in the performance of an approved duty. Additional allowances are paid to to cabinet members, committee chairs and other key county councillors; this is to reflect their special responsibilities. Further information can be found under Appendix 'I' to the Council's Constitution.
Details of the payments made to county councillors in the previous financial year are available on this site. Other years' figures are available on request, please contact Chris Mather on 01772 533559.