Which staff mem­bers at N-east coun­cils re­ceived re­mu­ner­a­tion of more than £100,000 in 2016/17

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AT ABERDEEN City Coun­cil a to­tal of eight coun­cil em­ploy­ees cost the tax­payer more than £100,000 a year – in­clud­ing pen­sion and other pay­ments.

They in­cluded chief ex­ec­u­tive An­gela Scott, who re­ceived a to­tal re­mu­ner­a­tion of £158,377. A coun­cil spokesman said: “The salaries high­lighted were eval­u­ated against na­tion­ally agreed guide­lines. “In the case of chief ex­ec­u­tives, scales are set by the Scot­tish Govern­ment, while those of chief of­fi­cers are set by COSLA.” Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil had seven em­ploy­ees, in­clud­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Jim Savege, who re­ceived £158,872. A spokesman said: “The cur­rent re­mu­ner­a­tion for se­nior of­fi­cers is com­pet­i­tive, eq­ui­table and com­pares favourably to other ar­eas of Scot­land. Over the past decade we have sig­nif­i­cantly stream­lined the num­ber of se­nior man­agers.” Mo­ray Coun­cil had four em­ploy­ees who ex­ceeded the bench­mark – in­clud­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Rod­er­ick Burns who re­ceived a to­tal re­mu­ner­a­tion of £106,769. A Mo­ray Coun­cil spokesman said: “The lev­els of pay are com­men­su­rate with the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of a large or­gan­i­sa­tion that de­liv­ers a wide range of ser­vices, and com­pares well with the pri­vate sec­tor.

“In ad­di­tion, all our di­rec­tors and the chief ex­ec­u­tive are ex­clu­sively UK tax­pay­ers at the higher rate, an im­por­tant point if com­par­ing with the pri­vate sec­tor and off­shore ben­e­fits en­joyed by many.” At An­gus Coun­cil six em­ploy­ees cost the tax­payer more than £100,000 in­clud­ing former chief ex­ec­u­tive Richard Stiff who re­ceived a to­tal re­mu­ner­a­tion of £136,466. A spokes­woman said: “All Scot­tish chief ex­ec­u­tives have salaries set na­tion­ally through COSLA.”

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