In accordance with the Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 a parish or town council, in establishing a members allowances scheme, has to have regard to the recommendations of the Parish Remuneration Panel (Wiltshire Council).
Under Section 15 (5) of the Local Government Act 1972- A parish council may pay the chairman for the purpose of enabling him to meet the expenses of his office such allowance as the council think reasonable.
For the financial year 2023/24 the Chairman of Melksham Without Parish Council (Councillor John Glover) receives an allowance of 920 per year, this amount is reviewed annually by the council. The parish council, when setting this allowance take into consideration Wiltshire Council, as the Unitary Authority member's increase percentage each year.
Apart from the Chairman of the council no other Councillor is paid an allowance.