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