Public sector pay policy for senior appointments 2019-2020: technical guide

Supports the application of the 2019-2020 public sector pay policy and covers the remuneration of chief executives of Scottish non-departmental public bodies and public corporations, chairs and board members of public bodies in Scotland and NHS Scotland executive and senior management posts.


1. The Chief Executives of David MacBrayne Ltd., Quality Meat Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust are not covered by this policy, although the Chairs and Members of those bodies are. This pay policy also covers the Chief Executive and Directors of Scottish Water insofar as the Board are expected to follow the principles of the pay policy, except in relation to non‑consolidated performance related payments. Such payments are only made if Scottish Water outperforms the demanding efficiency targets that are set by its independent economic regulator.

2. If a public body has a sponsor team within the Scottish Government it will also have a Finance Business Partner who provides advice to sponsor teams on all budgetary matters



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