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The Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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6.—(1) A member of a local authority may claim amounts of expenditure or allowance by completing and lodging with the local authority, a claim in the form set out in Schedule 3.

(2) Every local authority shall keep a record of the payments of expenditure and allowances made by it in accordance with these Regulations.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), a record kept pursuant to paragraph (2) shall specify in relation to each payment–

(a)the name of the recipient; and

(b)the nature of the claim and the amount of the payment.

(4) A record kept pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be published by a local authority in the form set out in Schedule 4, and such record shall be–

(a)published on a website operated by that authority;

(b)made available for inspection, on the request in writing of any person, at either the headquarters of that authority or one other office of that authority (if the person requests inspection at another office); and

(c)published in such other additional manner as that authority considers appropriate.

(5) A record published pursuant to paragraph (4) shall be published at such frequency as the local authority consider appropriate, but in any event not later than 1st June in each year in respect of the previous year from 1st April to 31st March (or from the date of an ordinary election until 31st March in respect of the first year after coming into force of these Regulations).

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