All members of the Council receive a Basic Allowance of £9,976 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 2021-22
|Basic Allowance||All Elected Members||£9,976|
|Amounts shown are payments related to Special Responsibility Allowances|
Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic and Social Reform
Combined Authority Payment (Leader)
Cllr A Shah
|Statutory Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods||Cllr A Chadderton||£20,950|
|Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Low Carbon||Cllr A Jabbar||£20,950|
|Joint Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic and Social Reform and Shadow Cabinet for Corporate Services||Cllr H Sykes||£14,964|
|Joint Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic and Social Reform||Cllr G Sheldon||£14,964|
|Joint Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance and Low Carbon||Cllr C Gloster||£5,986|
|Joint Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise||Cllr B Sharp||£5,986|
|Executive Members (Cabinet):|
|Children and Young People||Cllr E Moores||£17,957|
|Education||Cllr S Mushtaq|
|Health and Social Care||Cllr Z Chauhan|
|Housing||Cllr H Roberts|
|Corporate Services||Cllr J Stretton|
|Employment and Enterprise||Cllr S Akthar|
|Deputy Executive Members (Cabinet):|
|Children and Young People||Cllr V Leach||£7,482|
|Education and Skills||Cllr M Ali|
|Health and Social Care||Cllr R Birch|
|Corporate Services||Cllr C Goodwin|
|Employment and Enterprise||Cllr C Pythian|
|Neighbourhoods||Cllr S Williams|
|Finance and Low Carbon||Cllr G Hulme|
|Chairs of :|
|Licensing||Cllr E Taylor||£8,978|
|Planning||Cllr P Dean|
|Overview and Scrutiny Board||Cllr C McLaren|
|Performance and Value for Money||Cllr R Ahmad|
|Health and Wellbeing||Cllr M Bashforth|
|Health Scrutiny||Cllr Y Toor|
|Standards Committee||Cllr P Dean||N/A|
|District Executive Chairs:|
|Chadderton||Cllr B Brownridge||£6,286|
|Saddleworth and Lees||Cllr P Byrne||£6,286|
|Failsworth and Hollinwood||Cllr N Briggs||£6,286|
|Shaw and Crompton||Cllr D Williamson||£5,387|
|Oldham East||Cllr A Salamat||£7,182|
|Oldham West||Cllr M Alyas||£6,286|
|Royton||Cllr S Bashforth||NA|
|Shadow Executive Members:|
|Education and Skills||Cllr H Gloster, Cllr M Woodvine||£2,993|
|Health and Social Care||Cllr L Hamblett, Cllr S Abid||£2,993|
|Employment and Enterprise||Cllr M Kenyon||£2,993|
|Corporate Services||Cllr J Curley||£2,993|
|Neighbourhoods||Cllr D Murphy||£2,993|
|Cllr P Byrne||NA|
|Housing||Cllr S Al-Hamdani, Cllr L Lancaster||£2,993|
|Finance and Low Carbon||Cllr D Arnott||£2,993|
|Children and Young People||Cllr D Williamson, Cllr S Abid||NA|
|Greater Manchester Pension Fund||Cllr A Jabbar||£1,460|
|Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)||Cllr H Sykes, Cllr N Briggs||£4,069|
|Oldham Care and Support Chair (Miocare)||Cllr S Bashforth||£8,978|
|Oldham Unity Partnership Chair||Cllr G Shuttleworth||£8,978|
|Leader’s Special Responsibility Allowance||
Cllr M Nazrul Islam (Vice Chair of Audit)
Cllr P Davis (Chair of TRO)
Cllr H Sykes (Corporate Services)
Cllr L Hamblett (Equality)
|Peak District NP||Cllr C McLaren||£1,698|
|Chair of Waste||Cllr P Davis||£1496|
|Mayoral Allowance||Cllr J Harrison||£15,652|
|Deputy Mayoral Allowance||Cllr E Garry||£3,075|
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.
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 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 StandardsCommittee for decision.
- Members Expenses May 2020 - May 2021 Download