Mairi McAllan Severance Pay: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The amount of severance pay Màiri McAllan received when she resigned as a Scottish Government Special Advisor on 5 March 2021.


The answer to your question is Scottish Government Special Advisors agree in acceptance of their contract of employment that they will not receive a severance payment when they resign in the circumstance of running in an election. You can view a model contract for Special Advisors here - Special advisers code of conduct and model contract - ( - at paragraph 14d.

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