Councillors' allowances

All members of the Council receive a Basic Allowance of £9,332 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 2017




Basic Allowance

All Elected Members


Amounts below are payments related to Special Responsibility Allowances

Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy & Enterprise

Combined Authority Payment (Leader)

Cllr J Stretton



Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance & HR

Cllr A Jabbar


Main Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Economy & Enterprise

Cllr H Sykes


Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance & HR

Cllr J McCann


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


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 P Jacques

Cllr G Alexander

Cllr V Price

Cllr C Ball

Cllr S Mushtaq

Cllr A Ur-Rehman


Chairs of :



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



District Executive Chairs:



Saddleworth & Lees

Failsworth & Hollinwood

Shaw & Crompton

Oldham East

Oldham West

Cllr G Shuttleworth

Cllr J Larkin

Cllr A Alexander

Cllr E Garry

Cllr D Williamson

Cllr R Ahmad

Cllr Y Toor








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


Shadow Executive Member:

Neighbourhoods & Co-operatives

Cllr D Williamson


Waste Disposal Authority

Cllr S Hewitt

Cllr C Brock


Transport for Greater Manchester

Cllr M Ali

Cllr C Goodwin

Cllr H Sykes


Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service



Greater Manchester Pension Fund



Oldham Care & Support Chair

Cllr Z Chauhan


Oldham Unity Partnership Chair

Cllr P Dean


Peak District NP

Cllr C McLaren


Mayoral Allowance

Cllr S Qumer


Deputy Mayoral Allowance

Cllr J Iqbal


Refreshment allowance

Subsistence when absent from normal place of residence:

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


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 acouncillor.

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 immediatefamily 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 towhich 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 ElectedMember 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 followingattendance on Council business as detailed above.

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

Councillors' expenses, May 2016 - May 2017

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 Nil
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 £40
Cllr D Hibbert Nil
Cllr J Hudson Nil
Cllr F Hussain Nil
Cllr J Iqbal Nil
Cllr A Jabbar Nil
Cllr P Jaacques 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 Nil
Cllr D Murphy Nil
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 £214.90
Cllr Y Toor Nil
Cllr J Turner Nil
Cllr A Ur-Rehman Nil
Cllr S Williams Nil
Cllr D Williamson Nil
Cllr J Wrigglesworth Nil