Councillors in Kirklees have seen their allowances go up by £375 a year to £14,002.
The money, known as a basic allowance, is paid to all 69 elected members for carrying out their ward duties.
The increase was due to come into force in April but was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. It will apply until March 31, 2021.
At a virtual meeting of Full Council on September 9th all but one member voted to approve the 2.75% increase, which is in line with that paid to officers on Kirklees Council.
The vote took less than four minutes.
Clr Aleks Lukic, the Dewsbury Borough Independents member for Dewsbury East, said the recommendations on pay made by the Members’ Allowances Independent Review Panel were no longer relevant as they had been overtaken by events related to the coronavirus pandemic.
He commented: “They don’t reflect the reality of the situations our constituents are facing, so I don’t personally feel it’s appropriate for me to support the recommendations although I normally would.”
On top of their basic allowances some members receive special responsibility allowances (SRAs).
They include all group leaders, deputy leaders, business managers, chairs of committees and members of the all-Labour decision-making Cabinet.
No councillor receives more than one SRA. Thus Council Leader Clr Shabir Pandor receives an additional £26,364 while Deputy Leader Clr Peter McBride gets £19,772.
Members of Cabinet each receive £12,833.
Clrs David Hall and John Lawson, who lead the Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups, each receive £10,291 whilst Clr Charles Greaves and Clr Andrew Cooper, leaders of the Independents and Greens, each get £3,860.
Clr Liz Smaje, the chair of Overview and Scrutiny, receives £11,577.
Other SRAs per annum:
Business Manager (30+ councillors) £10,291
Business Manager (20-29 councillors) £7,719
Chairs of Planning Committees £6,432
Lead Members of Scrutiny Panels £6,432
Police and Crime Panel Members £6,288
Business Manager (7-19 councillors) £5,147
Chair of Licensing and Safety Committee £5,147
Place Partnership Lead Members £5,147
Deputy Group Leader (12+ councillors) £3,860
Chair of Appeals panel £3,860
Chair of Corporate Governance and Audit Committee £2,572
Chair of Standards Committee £2,572
Business Manager (3-6 councillors) £2,572
Adoption Panel member £1,285
Fostering Panel member £119 (day rate)