Members' interests and expenses

Interests

Members' Interests

Section 29(1) of the Localism Act 2011 requires that the Monitoring Officer of each relevant authority must establish and maintain a register of interests of the members and co-opted members of the authority.

Under Part 2 of the Brent Member Code of Conduct, members are required to register certain categories of personal interests in this register by providing written notification to the authority's Monitoring Officer. Members need to register these interests within 28 days of his or her election or appointment to office (if that is later).

Members also need to notify the Monitoring Officer of any changes or additions within 28 days of becoming aware of the change or addition.

To view individual members' interests go to the councillors page where you can search by name, ward or political party.

Interests to be registered

Financial interests

Members must register:

  • any employment or business carried on by him or her
  • the name of the person who employs or has appointed him or her, the name of any firm in which he or she is a partner, and the name of any company for which he or she is a remunerated director
  • the name of any person, other than a relevant authority, who has made a payment to him or her in respect of his or her election or any expenses incurred by him or her in carrying out his or her duties
  • the name of any corporate body which has a place of business or land in the authority's area, and in which the member has a beneficial interest in a class of securities of that body that exceeds the nominal value of £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body
  • a description of any contract for goods, services or works made between the authority and himself or herself or a firm in which he or she is a partner, a company of which he or she is a remunerated director, or a body of the description specified in the paragraph above
  • the address or other description (sufficient to identify the location) of any land in which he or she has a beneficial interest and which is in the area of the authority
  • the address or other description (sufficient to identify the location) of any land where the landlord is the authority and the tenant is a firm in which he or she is a partner, a company of which he or she is a remunerated director, or a body of the description specified above
  • the address or other description (sufficient to identify the location) of any land in the authority's area in which he or she has a licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy for 28 days or longer.

Membership, position of general control or management

Members must register if they hold membership, a position of general control or management of any:

  • body to which he or she has been appointed or nominated by the authority as its representative
  • public authority or body exercising functions of a public nature
  • company, industrial and provident society, charity, or body directed to charitable purposes
  • body whose principal purposes include the influence of public opinion or policy
  • trade union or professional association.

Expenses

Members' expenses

Our Members' Allowance scheme, as detailed in Part 8 of the council's constitution, makes provision for the payment of certain expenses, in accordance with stipulated conditions.

The Mayor's Office is responsible for administering the Members' Allowance Scheme and therefore oversees the receipt, processing and payment of all appropriate expense claims submitted by members.

All claims submitted since May 2006 are detailed on this page. Please note that the list is a transcript of the original paper copy provided by the member in question and as such may contain minor differences.

The original documentation concerning all expense claim requests submitted to the Mayor's Office is available for inspection upon request by calling 020 8937 1158.