Councillors allowances and expenses

The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007, as amended, and the Local Government (Allowances and Expenses)(Scotland) Regulations 2007, as amended, specify the levels of salary, allowances and reimbursement of expenses which may be paid to local authority Elected Members. 

Councillors' salaries

Councillors’ salaries were increased by 2.2% from 1 April 2020 in accordance with The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2020 and therefore the annual amount payable to each Councillor increased from £17,470 to £17,854 per year, unless he or she was entitled to one of the higher amounts payable to our Leader, Convener or Senior Councillors. It should be noted that where a higher payment is made that is instead of the £17,854 and not in addition to this amount.

As the format of publication of costs is prescribed, it should be noted that while the end column gives a Total Salary and Expenses, this is the amount attributed to each Councillor and not the amount paid directly to each Councillor.