The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 26

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2020

Made11thFebruary2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament13thFebruary2020

Coming into force1stApril2020

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

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2020 and come into force on 1 April 2020.

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

2.—(1) The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007( 2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3 (new remuneration arrangements for councillors)—

(a) in paragraph (2), for “paragraph (4)” substitute “paragraphs (4) or (8)”,

(b) after paragraph (6) insert—

“(7) Paragraph (8) applies where a local authority has agreed that any of its councillors can take leave of absence, being a period during which the councillor is not expected by the authority to undertake official duties.

(8) Nothing in the regulations listed in paragraph (9) limits the ability of a local authority to pay such remuneration as it considers appropriate to any councillor taking leave of absence (“councillor A”) and if remuneration is paid to another councillor (“councillor B”) for undertaking any of the duties of councillor A during the period of that leave then for the purposes of those regulations regard is to be had the remuneration paid to councillor B, but no regard is to be had to the remuneration paid to councillor A.

(9) The regulations are—

(a) regulation 6(1) (remuneration to be paid to only one Leader of the Council),

(b) regulation 7(1) (remuneration to be paid to only one Civic Head),

(c) regulation 8(2) (maximum number of senior councillors for payment of remuneration),

(d) regulation 9(4) (maximum total yearly amount of remuneration payable for all senior councillors) and

(e) regulation 12(2) (remuneration to be paid to not more than one convener and not more than two vice conveners of each joint board).”.

(3) For the table in regulation 6(2) (remuneration of the Leader of the Council) substitute—

“(a) Band A – £29,760,

(b) Band B – £35,713,

(c) Band C – £41,662,

(d) Band D – £53,567.”.

(4) For the table in regulation 7(2) (remuneration of the Civic Head) substitute—

“(a) Band A – £22,320,

(b) Band B – £26,785,

(c) Band C – £31,248,

(d) Band D – £40,175.”.

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