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