Councillors are cheapest in the UK

County councillors in Northamptonshire get the lowest basic allowance in the UK.

They receive an allowance of £7,086, unchanged from last financial year, while county councillors in Nottinghamshire get £12,906, according to figures released by the TaxPayers Alliance.

Kettering Council members get £4,856, an increase of 2.9 per cent on 2010-11, those in Corby £4,424 and Wellingborough councillors receive £3,440. Both of these are the same as 2010-11.

All councillors are entitled to a basic allowance and those with cabinet positions are entitled to a special responsibility allowance.