WLGA Members Allowances Scheme

The Constitution of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) allows the WLGA Council to establish a Members Allowances Scheme for payments to WLGA Office Holders.

The Scheme was last updated at the Annual General Meeting on 21st June 2013. The allowance levels have remained unchanged and have not increased since they were introduced in 2005-06. The current Members’ Allowances are:

Presiding Officer     £5,000
Deputy Presiding Officer (majority group)   £2,000
Leader     £5,000
Deputy Leaders         £4,000
Group Leaders        £2,000


The Scheme is voluntary and members can choose whether or not to draw down their allowance; the total budget for the scheme is £30,000 per annum. The Members’ Allowances Scheme will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Audit Committee, with recommendations for any changes to come before the full WLGA Council for approval. The WLGA Allowances Scheme is not within the remit of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

LGA Allowances Scheme

WLGA Council members and other Welsh local authority members may also be appointed by the WLGA to represent Welsh local government on Local Government Association boards, committees or senior office. Some of these appointments may be entitled to an LGA Allowance, including:

LGA Executive Board    £2,731
National Employers’ Organisation for School Teachers*      £2,731
Fire and Rescue Services National Joint Council Employers*    £2,731
Local Government Service National Joint Council Employers* £2,731
(*Chairs and negotiating team, or core members to all three bodies: £5,455)


Furthermore, WLGA and/or other Welsh local authority members may be appointed to other LGA Boards (and may be entitled to receive allowances ranging from £2,731 to £16,381 depending on the role), however, these members are appointed as representatives of the LGA Political Groups and not on behalf of the WLGA.

Link: Local Government Association (LGA) - Members Allowances Scheme

For more information contact: Daniel Hurford


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

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