Councillors' financial interests, allowances and expenses

Register of members’ interests

Councillors are required to register their financial and other interests within 28 days of their election or appointment to office. These details are held on a register maintained by the Council’s Monitoring Officer.

Information they are required to provide includes:

  • details of any employment or business interests
  • description of any contracts made between the Council and councillor, or any business that they have a financial connection with
  • membership of charities, trade associations and other associations.

You can view the financial interests of a councillor from their individual webpage:

Rules on financial and personal interests

The detailed rules on members’ personal, financial and other interests are set out in a Code of Conduct:

Councillors allowances and expenses

We publish details of the amounts to which councillors are entitled as part of their duties and responsibilities, along with records of the amounts paid in previous years:

More about the roles and responsibilities of councillors

To learn more about what’s required of a councillor – the rules, regulations and duties – read the essential guide for all new members, the national Councillors’ Guide: