BOROUGH councillors claimed more than £100,000 in allowances in the last financial year.
Most of them claimed their basic attendance allowance of £2,105, along with travel and other expenses.
The total paid between March 2003 and April 2004 was £106,398.27.
Allowances, raised to £2,700 in April, are given as an annual lump sum.
On top of this, the leader of the council, Fred Venables, is entitled to £5,400, though he has never claimed it.
Opposition Tory and Lib-Dem leaders get an extra £2,700 to share.
Chairmen of executive committees get an additional £2,700 and chairmen of overview committees an extra £1,350.
The borough mayor gets an additional £4,200 and the deputy mayor £1,000.
The rise brings allowances in Ellesmere Port & Neston in line with similar-sized authorities in the UK.
However, a council spokeswoman said allowances in the borough are still some of the lowest in England and Wales.