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

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Amount of remuneration of Senior Councillors

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9.—(1) Each local authority shall pay remuneration to each of its Senior Councillors of an amount to be determined by the local authority, but which shall for each Senior Councillor be more than the amount payable to a Councillor in terms of regulation 10.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), each local authority may pay remuneration of the same or different amounts to each Senior Councillor (in any combination of the same or different amounts), but up to a maximum yearly amount for each as provided in paragraph (3).

(3) The maximum yearly amount that may be paid to a Senior Councillor is 75 per cent of the total yearly amount payable to the Leader of the Council of the local authority as provided in regulation 6.

(4) The total yearly amount payable by each local authority for remuneration of all of its Senior Councillors shall not exceed an amount calculated as follows–

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  • A is the yearly remuneration of a Leader of the Council of the local authority as provided in regulation 6;

  • B is the yearly remuneration of a Councillor as provided in regulation 10; and

  • C is the maximum number of Senior Councillors of the local authority to which remuneration may be paid, as provided in regulation 8(2).

(5) No local authority shall pay its Senior Councillors any amount of remuneration as a Councillor.

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