Special Advisors employed by Scottish Government: FOI release

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

Information requested

How many special advisers does the Scottish Government currently employ, broken down by (a) portfolio, (b) job tile, and (c) pay grade?


Questions A & B

All of the information you have requested is available from Special advisers - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

Question C

The Pay Bands and Pay Ranges for those Special Advisers are as follows:

Pay Band Pay Range (£) Number of SpAds in Band
1 £57,690 - £60,378 1
2 £63,073 - £76,426 8
3 £78,756 - £88,473 5
4 £106,648 - £113,043 3

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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