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The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007

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Remuneration of certain other councillors

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11.—(1) This regulation applies only to those councillors for each of Fife Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council, who are appointed as–

(a)convener, or

(b)vice-convener,

of a committee of that Council with responsibility for the discharge of the functions of that Council as either police or fire and rescue authority, or who have (in place of any such Council committee) been nominated as a councillor with responsibilities for either of those functions (or both).

(2) Where either of those Councils has two committees with responsibility for the discharge of those functions mentioned in paragraph (1), that Council shall pay remuneration to not more than one convener and one vice-convener of each committee.

(3) Where either of those Councils has one committee with responsibility for the discharge of both the functions mentioned in paragraph (1), that Council shall pay remuneration to not more than one convener and one vice-convener of that committee.

(4) Where (in place of any such Council committee) either of those Councils has nominated councillors with responsibilities for both functions mentioned in paragraph (1), that Council shall pay remuneration to not more than two such councillors.

(5) Where (in place of any such Council committee) either of those Councils has nominated councillors with responsibilities for the functions mentioned in paragraph (1) separately, that Council shall pay remuneration to not more than four such councillors.

(6) A convener referred to in paragraph (1) shall be paid a total yearly amount as determined by the local authority, but which shall–

(a)be more than £20,604; and

(b)not exceed 75 per cent of the total yearly amount payable to the Leader of the Council of the local authority as provided in regulation 6.

(7) A vice-convener referred to in paragraph (1) shall be paid a yearly amount of remuneration which is 75 per cent of such amount of remuneration paid to the convener (and which amounts may be different in respect of each Council).

(8) Where (in place of any such Council committee) either of those Councils has nominated up to two councillors with responsibilities for both functions mentioned in paragraph (1), that Council shall pay one such councillor the same amount as a convener in terms of paragraph (6), and any additional such councillor shall be paid the same amount as a vice-convener in terms of paragraph (7).

(9) Where (in place of any such Council committee) either of those Councils has nominated councillors with responsibilities for the functions mentioned in paragraph (1) separately, that Council shall pay up to two such councillors the same amount each as a convener in terms of paragraph (6), and up to two such councillors the same amount each as a vice-convener in terms of paragraph (7).

(10) The amounts of remuneration payable to councillors with responsibilities for the functions mentioned in paragraph (1) are not included in the maximum amount payable by a local authority in terms of regulation 9(4).

(11) Councillors with responsibilities for the functions mentioned in paragraph (1) shall not be included in the maximum number of Senior Councillors to which remuneration may be paid in terms of regulation 8(2).

(12) No local authority shall pay councillors with responsibilities for the functions mentioned in paragraph (1) any remuneration as the Leader of the Council, the Civic Head, a Senior Councillor or a Councillor.

(13) In this regulation, references to “convener” include “chair” if that designation is used by a Council in place of “convener”, and similarly, references to “vice-convener” include “vice-chair”.

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