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 0.2% from 5th May 2017 in accordance with The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Amendment Regulations 2017 and therefore the annual amount payable to each Councillor increased from £16,893 to £16,927 per annum, unless he or she was entitled to one of the higher amounts payable to the Leader of the Council, the Convener or to Senior Councillors.  It should be noted that where a higher payment is made that is instead of the £16,927 and not in addition to this amount.