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How much are your councillors being paid compared with others?

The Midlands has some of the highest paid councillors in the country. Photo: ITV Central

The Midlands has some of the highest paid councillors in the country.

The TaxPayers' Alliance say councillors in Nottinghamshire, Birmingham and Bolsover receive up to £16,000 allowance.

Councillors in Northamptonshire and Rutland are paid the least.

The councils paying the highest basic allowance to councillors (by type of authority) are:

English County Council - Nottinghamshire - £12,906

English Unitary Authority - Durham - £13,300

English Metropolitan District - Birmingham - £16,267

English Non-Metropolitan District - Bolsover - £9,902

London Borough - Croydon - £11,239

Welsh Council - Seven councils pay £13,868, namely Bridgend, Carmarthenshire, Conwy, Monmouthshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen, and Vale of Glamorgan

Scottish Council - Scottish Borders - £16,932

The councils paying the lowest basic allowance to councillors (by type of authority) are:

English County Council - Northamptonshire - £7,086

English Unitary Authority - Rutland - £3,860

English Metropolitan District - Trafford - £6,352

English Non-Metropolitan District - South Ribble - £1,500

London Borough - Kingston - £7,528

Welsh Council - Cardiff - £11,342

Scottish Council - Clackmannanshire - £16,100.

The five biggest increases in the basic allowance between 2010-11 and 2011-12 were:

Boston Borough Council: £2,378 to £3,052 - a 28 per cent increase

Mid Devon District Council: £3,654 to £4,500 - a 23 per cent increase

Slough Borough Council: £5,973 to £7,100 - a 19 per cent increase

North Hertfordshire District Council: £3,798 to £4,500 - a 18 per cent increase

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: £4,730 to £5,279 - a 12 per cent increase

The five biggest decreases in the basic allowance between 2010-11 and 2011-12 were:

Tewkesbury Borough Council: £8,850 to £7,200 - a decrease of 19 per cent

Gedling Borough Council: £3,685 to £3,299 - a decrease of 10 per cent

North Lincolnshire Council: £7,638 to £6,874 - a decrease of 10 per cent

Three Rivers District Council: £5,090 to £4,581 - a decrease of 10 per cent

Castle Point Borough Council: £3,550 to £3,195 - a decrease of 10 per cent