Councillors' financial interests, allowances and expenses

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;
  • A 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:

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

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:

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: