# Councillors' remuneration, allowances and expenses: guidance

Guidance revised in April 2010.

### ANNEX C: CALCULATION OF SENIOR COUNCILLOR REMUNERATION

Step 1 The Leader's remuneration as set in regulations

Step 2 reduce that figure by 25% to establish the maximum senior councillor remuneration permissible

Step 3 deduct the Councillor's basic remuneration

Step 4 divide the result by 2 to establish the mid-point between the Councillor's basic remuneration and the maximum senior councillor remuneration

Step 5 add that to the Councillor's basic remuneration

Step 6 multiply the result by the permitted number of senior councillors to establish a total sum from which all senior councillors' remuneration must be met.

For example, in respect of Clackmannanshire Council with 8 senior councillors, the calculation in the 2010-11 financial year would be:

Step 1 Leader's salary = £27,058

Step 2 - 25% = £20,294

Step 3 - £16,234 = £4,060

Step 4 divided by 2 = £2,030

Step 5 + £16,234 = £18,264

Step 6 x 8 = £146,112

Clackmannanshire Council will therefore be able to spend up to £146,112 on remuneration for up to 8 senior councillors in whatever way they consider appropriate. They could divide it equally and pay £18,264 to each of the 8 senior councillors. However, they can, if they wish, vary the level of salaries and pay some councillors a higher amount (up to the maximum of £20,294) and some a lower amount.

Council

Maximum no. of senior councillors

Budget £

Band A Councils

Clackmannanshire

8

£146,112

East Lothian

9

£164,376

East Renfrewshire

9

£164,376

Eilean Siar

9

£164,376

Inverclyde

9

£164,376

Midlothian

8

£146,112

Moray

9

£164,376

Orkney Islands

9

£164,376

Shetland Islands

9

£164,376

Stirling

9

£164,376

Band B Councils

Angus

13

£263,822

Argyll & Bute

14

£284,116

Dumfries & Galloway

14

£284,116

Dundee City

13

£263,822

East Ayrshire

14

£284,116

East Dunbartonshire

11

£223,234

Falkirk

14

£284,116

North Ayrshire

14

£284,116

Perth & Kinross

14

£284,116

Renfrewshire

14

£284,116

Scottish Borders

14

£284,116

South Ayrshire

14

£284,116

West Dunbartonshire

10

£202,940

West Lothian

14

£284,116

Band C Councils

Aberdeen City

19

£424,118

Aberdeenshire

19

£424,118

Fife

19

£424,118

Highland

19

£424,118

North Lanarkshire

19

£424,118

South Lanarkshire

19

£424,118

Band D Councils

City of Edinburgh

24

£633,144

Glasgow City

24

£633,144

### Contact

Email: Central Enquiries Unit ceu@gov.scot