MSPs to examine election officials' pay amid 'public concern'

MSPs to examine election officials' pay amid 'public concern'
 

MSPs are to examine the payments received by election returning officers in Scotland.
There have been calls for reform of the system, which often sees highly-paid council chiefs get extra payments of tens of thousands of pounds.
Holyrood's local government committee is to examine how the payments are made and how appropriate they are.
Convener Bob Doris said there was "understandable public concern" about the sums being paid out.
Returning officers have been in high demand in recent years, with Scotland going to the polls for five elections and referendums across three years.
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3 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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