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The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2011

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 264

Local Government

The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2011

Made

1st June 2011

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

2nd June 2011

Coming into force

1st July 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 18(4) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(1), sections 11 and 16(2) of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004(2) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 11(4) of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 the Scottish Ministers have considered information, advice and recommendations given to them by the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2011 and come into force on 1st July 2011.

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

2.  After regulation 3(2) of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007(3) insert—

(2A) No local authority shall allow a body controlled by it to make any payments to its councillors by way of remuneration other than the reimbursement of authorised and receipted expenses..

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

1st June 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007 in relation to councillor remuneration. The amendment prohibits local authorities from allowing any body controlled by a single local authority from making payments to councillors by way of remuneration.

(1)

1989 c.42. The functions of the Secretary of State in section 18 transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).

(3)

S.S.I. 2007/183, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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