Date lodged: 2 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how much in (a) total and (b) the current financial year, college (i) chairs and (ii) board members of individual (A) colleges and (B) regional boards are paid, and how this compares with the last financial year prior to regionalisation and merger reforms in the college sector.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 16 November 2016
The Scottish Ministers have set the daily rate of remuneration for the chairs of regional colleges and of the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board as follows:
Daily rate (7.5 hours)
Maximum Days (in any given financial year)
Maximum total fee
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee and Angus
New College Lanarkshire
North East Scotland
West College Scotland
The Scottish Ministers may, exceptionally, approve additional remuneration; no such request or approval has been received or given.
Remuneration is paid by the regional college or the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board. The Scottish Government does not hold information on the total or individual amounts paid.
The non-executive board members of incorporated colleges, whether regional or not, are not remunerated. The non-executive board members of the Glasgow Colleges' Regional Board are not remunerated.
Chairs and non-executive board members of incorporated colleges and of the Glasgow Colleges' Regional Board may receive expenses and allowances. The Scottish Government does not hold information on the total or individual amounts paid.
Before the colleges were designated regional colleges, the chairs of the colleges were not remunerated. The chairs of other incorporated colleges are not remunerated. All regional colleges, except New College Lanarkshire, were designated as such on 3 March 2014. New College Lanarkshire was designated a regional college on 1 October 2014. The Glasgow Colleges' Regional Board was established on 1 May 2014.