Skip to main content
search

Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04392: Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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:

Regional College/Board

Daily rate (7.5 hours)

Maximum Days (in any given financial year)

Maximum total fee

Borders

Dumfries and Galloway

Forth Valley

West Lothian

£200

104

£20,800

Ayrshire

Dundee and Angus

Fife

New College Lanarkshire

North East Scotland

West College Scotland

265

104

£27,560

Edinburgh

Glasgow

330

104

£34,320

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.