The Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 state that the Council can provide that travelling and subsistence allowances may be paid for:

  • a meeting of the executive
  • a meeting of a committee of the executive
  • a meeting of the authority
  • a meeting of a committee or sub-committee of the authority
  • a meeting of some other body to which the authority make appointments or nominations
  • a meeting of a committee or sub-committee of a body to which the authority make appointments or nominations
  • a meeting which has both been authorised by the authority, a committee, or subcommittee of the authority or a joint committee of the authority and one or more other authorities, or a sub-committee of a joint committee and to which representatives of more than one political group have been invited (if the authority is divided into several political groups) or to which two or more councillors have been invited (if the authority is not divided into political groups)
  • a meeting of a local authority association of which the authority is a member
  • duties undertaken on behalf of the authority in pursuance of any standing order requiring a member or members to be present while tender documents are opened
  • duties undertaken on behalf of the authority in connection with the discharge of any function of the authority conferred by or under any enactment and empowering or requiring the authority to inspect or authorise the inspection of premises
    duties undertaken on behalf of the authority in connection with arrangements made by the authority for the attendance of pupils at a school approved for the purposes of section 342 of the Education Act 1996
  • any other duty approved by the authority in connection with discharging the duties of the authority or its committees or sub-committees.

 

In accordance with HM Revenue & Customs rates, Councillor’s at Seaford Town Council are entitled to claim back travel and mileage expenses at the following rates:

  • Cars: 45p/pm for the first 10,000 business miles in the tax year, 25p/pm thereafter
  • Motorbikes: 24p/pm for the first 10,000 business miles in the tax year, 24p/pm thereafter
  • Bicycles: 24p/pm for the first 10,000 business miles in the tax year, 24p/pm thereafter

A mileage claim form must be completed and submitted to the Town Clerk, along with supporting documentation, for authorisation before payment is made.