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

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“the 1973 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1);

“the 1994 Act” means the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(2);

“the 1995 Regulations” means the Local Authorities Etc. (Allowances) (Scotland) Regulations 1995(3);

“the 2004 Act” means the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004;

“Band A”, “Band B”, “Band C” and “Band D” refer to the banding of local authorities in accordance with regulation 5 and the Schedule;

“Civic Head” means the depute convener of a local authority elected in terms of section 4(2) of the 1994 Act or such other councillor as that local authority decides has the title of Civic Head for the purposes of payment of remuneration;

“councillor” means, in relation to a local authority, an elected member of that authority;

“Councillor”, for the purposes of payment of remuneration, means a councillor who is not the Leader of the Council, the Civic Head or a Senior Councillor;

“joint board” means a body corporate, constituted for the purposes of a combination of local authorities (within the meaning of these Regulations) under the 1973 Act or by or under any other enactment, consisting exclusively of persons appointed by those local authorities, and including a joint fire and rescue board constituted by a scheme made under section 2(1) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005(4);

“Leader of the Council” means the convener of a local authority elected in terms of section 4(1) of the 1994 Act or such other councillor as that local authority decides has the title of Leader of the Council for the purposes of payment of remuneration;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the 1994 Act;

“ordinary election” means an ordinary election of councillors for local government areas in Scotland held after 2nd May 2007 in accordance with section 5 of the 1994 Act(5);

“Senior Councillor” means, for the purpose of payment of remuneration, a councillor who is designated as such by the local authority of which that person is an elected member;

“year” means, for the purposes of these Regulations, any period of 12 months from 1st April and “yearly” is construed accordingly.

(3)

S.I. 1995/912, amended by S.I. 1997/1631 and 1998/3219 and S.S.I. 2002/15 and 2004/146.

(5)

Section 5 of the 1994 Act was amended by the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2002 (asp 1) and section 5(2) of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004.

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