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Coronavirus: Information and advice

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 2020-21

Position Member Amount
Basic Allowance All Elected Members £9,976
Amounts shown are payments related to Special Responsibility Allowances

Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills

Combined Authority Payment (Leader)

Cllr S Fielding



Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for COVID-19 Recovery Cllr A Shah £20,951
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Low Carbon Cllr A Jabbar £20,951
Main Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills Cllr H Sykes £14,965
Deputy Main Opposition Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance and Low Carbon Cllr C Gloster £5,986
Executive Members (Cabinet):
Children and Young People Cllr E Moores £17,958
Education Cllr S Mushtaq  
Health and Social Care Cllr Z Chauhan  
Housing and Homelessness Cllr H Roberts  
Neighbourhood and Culture Cllr B Brownridge  
HR and Corporate Reform Cllr A Chadderton  
Deputy Executive Members (Cabinet):
Economy and Skills Cllr M Ali £7,482
COVID-19 Recovery (Poverty) Cllr C Ball  
Finance and Low Carbon Cllr G Hulme  
Children and Young People (Early Years) Cllr V Leach  
Education Cllr C Goodwin  
Health and Social Care Cllr M Bashforth  
Neighbourhood and Culture Cllr A Ur-Rehman  
HR and Corporate Reform (Blue Light Services) Cllr S Williams  
Chairs of :
Licensing Cllr N Briggs £8,978
Planning Cllr P Dean  
Health and Wellbeing Cllr J Stretton  
Overview and Scrutiny Board Cllr C McLaren  
Performance and Value for Money Cllr R Ahmad  
Health Scrutiny Cllr S Akhtar  
Standards Committee Cllr S Williams N/A
District Executive Chairs:
Chadderton Cllr G Shuttleworth £6,286
Royton Cllr C Pythian £5,387
Saddleworth and Lees Cllr S Hewitt £6,286
Failsworth and Hollinwood Cllr E Jacques £6,286
Shaw and Crompton Cllr D Williamson £5,387
Oldham East Cllr A Salamat £7,182
Oldham West Cllr Y Toor £6,286
Shadow Executive Members:
Children and Young People Cllr H Gloster £2,993
Education Cllr G Harkness  
Health and Social Care Cllr L Hamblett  
Neighbourhood and Culture Cllr D Murphy  
Housing and Homelessness Cllr S Al-Hamdani  
HR and Corporate Reform Cllr D Williamson NA
Other allowances:
Greater Manchester Pension Fund Cllr A Jabbar £1,460
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Cllr H Sykes, Cllr A Ur Rehman £4,069
Oldham Care and Support Chair (Miocare) Cllr S Bashforth £8,978
Oldham Unity Partnership Chair  Cllr F Hussain £8,978
Leader’s Special Responsibility Allowance

Cllr F Haque (Vice Chair of Audit) 

Cllr P Davis (Chair of TRO)

Cllr H Sykes (COVID-19 Recovery)

Cllr L Hamblett (Equality)

Peak District NP Cllr C McLaren £1,698
Mayoral Allowance Cllr G Alexander £15,652
Deputy Mayoral Allowance Cllr J Harrison £3,075

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 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.

Councillors' expenses, May 2019 - May 2020


Name Amount
Cllr R Ahmad Nil
Cllr S Akhtar Nil
Cllr A Alexander Nil
Cllr G Alexander Nil
Cllr M Ali Nil
Cllr M A Azad Nil
Cllr C Ball Nil
Cllr M Bashforth Nil
Cllr S Bashforth Nil
Cllr N Briggs Nil
Cllr B Brownridge Nil
Cllr P Bryne Nil
Cllr A Chadderton Nil
Cllr Z Chauhan Nil
Cllr A Cosgrove Nil
Cllr J Curly Nil
Cllr P Davis Nil
Cllr P Dean Nil
Cllr S Fielding Nil
Cllr E Garry Nil
Cllr C Gloster Nil
Cllr H Gloster Nil
Cllr C Goodwin Nil
Cllr F Haque Nil
Cllr G Harkness Nil
Cllr J Harrison Nil
Cllr S Hewitt Nil
Cllr D Heffernan Nil
Cllr J Hudson Nil
Cllr A Hussain Nil
Cllr F Hussain Nil
Cllr J Iqbal Nil
Cllr A Jabbar Nil
Cllr E Jacques Nil
Cllr P Jacques Nil
Cllr J Larkin Nil
Cllr V Leach Nil
Cllr C McLaren Nil
Cllr A Malik Nil
Cllr E Moores Nil
Cllr D Murphy Nil
Cllr S Mushtaq Nil
Cllr C Phythian Nil
Cllr V Price Nil
Cllr S Qumer Nil
Cllr K Rehman Nil
Cllr H Roberts Nil
Cllr A Salamat Nil
Cllr A Shah Nil
Cllr G Sheldon Nil
Cllr G Shuttleworth Nil
Cllr J Stretton Nil
Cllr H Sykes £118.65
Cllr E Taylor Nil
Cllr Y Toor Nil
Cllr J Turner Nil
Cllr A Ur-Rehman Nil
Cllr S Williams Nil
Cllr D Williamson Nil