Councillors' remuneration and expenses: recommendations

Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee (SLARC) was reconvened in April 2023 to undertake an independent review of councillor remuneration, having last reported in 2011.


1. “Statement from the Scottish Government and COSLA: increasing the diversity of local councillors”, 18 February 2022.

2. ‘councillor’ means, in relation to a local authority, an elected member of that authority; ‘Councillor, for the purposes of payment of remuneration, means a councillor who is not the Leader of the Council, the Civic Head or a Senior Councillor.”

3. See Appendix 8

4. Timeline of changes to local government can be found in Appendix 4

5. Integration Joint Boards were established by the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014



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