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Councillors’ Remuneration: salary, allowances and expenses – interim guidance

DescriptionThis document provides guidance on the content and implications of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007 (SSI/2007/183), the Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI/2007/108) and the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Allowances and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (SSI/2007/265).
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Website Publication DateApril 19, 2007

Introduction

Following on from the report by the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee (SLARC) 'Review of Remuneration Arrangements for Local Authority Councillors' ( www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/01/25090631/0) and the Scottish Executive's response to that report ( www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/local-government/16340/SLARCletter), the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007 (SSI/2007/183), the Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI/2007/108) and the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Allowances and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (SSI/2007/265) have been made in the Scottish Parliament. They will come into force on 2 May 2007 to apply for elections held after that date. This document provides guidance on the content and implications of these regulations. This guidance is non-statutory, and does not have any legal effect.

1. New Remuneration Arrangements
2. Levels of Remuneration
3. Banding of Local Authorities
4. General
5. Councillors
6. Salary of the Leader of the Council
7. Salary of the Civic Head
8. Senior Councillors
9. Police and fire and rescue functions
10. Joint Boards
11. Training and Development
12. Publication of Training
13. Allowances and reimbursement of expenses
14. Allowances
15. Reimbursement of Expenses - Civil Head
16. Travel
17. Travel by private transport
18. Travel by public transport
19. Expenses incurred for meals and overnight accommodation
20. Overnight subsistence (bed and breakfast)
21. Meals
22. Overseas travel and accommodation
23. Telephone and computer expenses
24. Joint Boards
25. Standard Form for Claims
26. Scrutiny
27. Publication of remuneration information

A. Banding of local authorities for remuneration arrangements
B. Maximum number of senior councillors per local authority
C. Calculation of senior councillor remuneration
D. Types of expenditure and maximum rates
E. Members' travel and subsistence expenses claim form
F. Record of claims