Councillors' allowances

All members of the Council receive a Basic Allowance of £9,239 per year.

In addition to the Basic Allowance some positions receive Special Responsibility Allowances or other Allowances (see table below).

Each stated member receives the amount shown - it is not split between recipients unless stated.

Member Allowances - May 2016

Position

Member

Amount

Basic Allowance

All Elected Members

£9,239

Amounts below are payments related to Special Responsibility Allowances

Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy & Enterprise 

Combined Authority Payment (Leader)

Cllr J Stretton

£27,717

£5,543

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance & HR

Cllr A Jabbar

£19,402

Main Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Economy & Enterprise

Cllr H Sykes

£13,859

Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance & HR

Cllr J McCann

£5,543

Executive Members (Cabinet):

Education & Early Years

Employment & Skills

Social Care & Safeguarding

Health & Wellbeing

Neighbourhoods & Co-operatives

Environmental Services

Cllr A Chadderton

Cllr S Akhtar

Cllr J Harrison

Cllr E Moores

Cllr B Brownridge

Cllr F Hussain

£16,630

£16,630

£16,630

£16,630

£16,630

£16,630

Deputy Executive Members (Cabinet):

Economy & Enterprise

Education & Early Years

Employment & Skills

Social Care & Safeguarding

Health & Wellbeing

Neighbourhoods & Co-operatives

Environmental Services

Finance & HR

Cllr F Haque

Cllr H Roberts

Cllr S Fielding

Cllr G Alexander

Cllr V Price

Cllr C Ball

Cllr S Mushtaq

Cllr A Ur-Rehman

£6,929

£6,929

£6,929

£6,929

£6,929

£6,929

£6,929

£6,929

Chairs of :

Licensing

Planning

Health & Wellbeing 

Overview & Scrutiny Board

Performance & Value for Money

Standards Committee

Cllr N Briggs

Cllr S Bashforth

Cllr S Dearden 

Cllr C McLaren

Cllr J Wrigglesworth

Cllr S Williams

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£8,315

£8,315

£8,315

£8,315

£8,315

£646

District Partnership Chairs:

Chadderton

Royton

Saddleworth & Lees

Failsworth & Hollinwood

Shaw & Crompton

Oldham East

Oldham West

Cllr G Shuttleworth

Vacant

Cllr A Alexander

Cllr E Garry

Cllr D Williamson

Cllr R Ahmad

Cllr Y Toor

£5,821

£4,989

£5,821

£5,821

£4,989

£6,652

£5,821

Shadow Executive Members:

Social Care & Safeguarding

Environmental Services

Education & Early Years

Health & Wellbeing 

Education & Skills

Cllr D Murphy

Cllr J Turner

Cllr C Gloster

Cllr G Harkness

Cllr R Blyth

£2,771

£2,771

£2,771

£2,771

£2,771

Shadow Executive Member:

Neighbourhoods & Co-operatives  Cllr D Williamson  N/A

Waste Disposal Authority

Cllr S Hewitt

Cllr C Brock

£2,168

£2,168

Transport for Greater Manchester

Cllr N Briggs

Cllr J Larkin

Cllr H Sykes

£3,949

£3,949

£3,949

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Cllr S Williams

Cllr C Goodwin

Cllr D Heffernan

£3,825

£3,825

£3,825

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Cllr B Ames

£2,100

Oldham Care & Support Chair

Cllr Z Chauhan

£8,315

Oldham Unity Partnership Chair Cllr P Dean £8,315
Peak District NP Cllr C McLaren £1,698

Mayoral Allowance

Cllr D Heffernan

£14,497

Deputy Mayoral Allowance

Cllr S Qumer

£2,848

Refreshment allowance

Subsistence when absent from normal place of residence:

  • Breakfast £7
  • Lunch £8
  • Evening Meal £14

Mileage

45p per mile for first 10,000 miles, outside the borough, per annum and a rate of 25p per mile over 10,000 miles.

Carer's Allowance

The Council will make payments for the reimbursement of the care of dependent relatives living with a councillor.

A dependent relative is defined as: 

  • Children under the age of 15 years
  • Elderly relatives requiring full-time care
  • Relatives with disabilities who require full-time care.

Councillors claiming the allowance shall provide medical or social work or other evidence that care is required for the purposes of audit as requested.

The allowance shall not be payable in respect of care provided by a member of the Councillor's immediate family or household.

The Carer's Allowance may be paid to Councillors undertaking the following duties:

Attendance at a meeting of the Authority, a Committee or sub-committee of the Authority, any body to which the council has nominated him/her as the Council's representative

  • Any meeting to which Members of more than one political group have been invited
  • Attendance on a training development course for the purpose of fulfilling the duties of an Elected Member of the Authority.

Carer's Allowance will be capped at a maximum of ten hours in any week.

The hourly rate is £5.80 giving a maximum claim per week of £58.00.

Hours may be calculated from the time of leaving home to the time of returning home following attendance on Council business as detailed above.

Should a member wish to appeal should a claim be refused this will be referred to the Standards Committee for decision.

Councillors' expenses, May 2015 - May 2016

Name  Amount
Cllr R Ahmad Nil
Cllr S Akhtar Nil
Cllr A Alexander Nil
Cllr G Alexander Nil
Cllr M Ali Nil
Cllr B Ames Nil
Cllr M A Azad Nil
Cllr C Ball Nil
Cllr M Bashforth Nil
Cllr S Bashforth Nil
Cllr W Bates Nil
Cllr R Blyth Nil
Cllr N Briggs Nil
Cllr B Brownridge Nil
Cllr A Chadderton Nil
Cllr Z Chauhan Nil
Cllr A Cosgrove Nil
Cllr D Dawson Nil
Cllr P Dean Nil
Cllr S Dearden £76.35
Cllr S Fielding Nil
Cllr E Garry Nil
Cllr C Gloster Nil
Cllr F Haque Nil
Cllr G Harkness Nil
Cllr J Harrison Nil
Cllr D Heffernan Nil
Cllr D Hibbert £184.60
Cllr J Hudson Nil
Cllr F Hussain Nil
Cllr J Iqbal Nil
Cllr A Jabbar Nil
Cllr B Judge Nil
Cllr N Kirkham Nil
Cllr P Klonowski Nil
Cllr T Larkin Nil
Cllr A Malik Nil
Cllr J McCann Nil
Cllr C McLaren Nil
Cllr J McMahon Nil
Cllr E Moores £57.35
Cllr D Murphy £49.50
Cllr S Mushtaq Nil
Cllr V Price Nil
Cllr S Qumer Nil
Cllr K Rehman Nil
Cllr H Roberts Nil
Cllr A Salamat Nil
Cllr V Sedgwick Nil
Cllr A Shah Nil
Cllr G Sheldon Nil
Cllr G Shuttleworth Nil
Cllr J Stretton Nil
Cllr H Sykes £635.80
Cllr Y Toor Nil
Cllr J Turner Nil
Cllr A Ur-Rehman Nil
Cllr S Williams Nil
Cllr D Williamson £101.70
Cllr J Wrigglesworth Nil