Financial benefits of being a councillor

November 15, 2016
People's National Party's Neville Wright (centre), candidate for the Trench Town division marching with supporters along Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew on Friday.
JLP candidate Ervin 'Louie' Brown of the Fellowship division
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Nearly 500 candidates have been nominated to contest the November 28 Local Government Elections.

For some of these persons, being elected will guarantee them a steady income. For others, it is the chance to participate in the development of their communities.

But have you ever wondered what is the real financial benefit of being a councillor?

Councillors make $1,375,245 per year plus the other allowances. Those perks include a monthly divisional allowance of $20,000, a monthly subsistence allowance of $19,652 and $40 per kilo when travelling on official business

The deputy mayor earns $1,640,406 per year. He gets a monthly divisional allowance of $20,000, a monthly subsistence allowance of $19,652 and $40 per kilo when travelling on official business

The mayor makes $2,701,049 per annum, a housing allowance of $329,080 per year and a fully maintained company car.

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