Steven Macaskill

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I would like to make a request under the FOI act for the positions and annual salary of the twenty five council employees who have been paid the highest annual salaries for the last five years.

In addition to their annual salaries, I would like a breakdown of their total annual remuneration, including pension contributions and expenses claimed and annual percentage pay rise received during this period.

Yours faithfully,

Steven Macaskill

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Steven Macaskill

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Macaskill,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2019073027000499)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar cannot provide the information requested as
employees may be identifiable from their job title. Therefore the
information requested is personal data relating to those employees and is
exempt from disclosure under Section 38(1)(b) of Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

The exceptions are the Chief Executive, Directors and Senior Employees,
whose remuneration,  pension contributions and expenses are in the public
domain in the Comhairle’s Annual Accounts
([2]https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/your-council...

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must be in writing, describe your original request and explain why you are
dissatisfied.  An application for review should be sent to Legal Services
Manager, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road,
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2BW ([3][email address]).  A
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Session on a point of law.

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Kind regards

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [5]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

30/07/2019 15:50 - Steven Macaskill wrote:
[External Email]

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I would like to make a request under the FOI act for the positions and
annual
salary of the twenty five council employees who have been paid the highest
annual
salaries for the last five years.

In addition to their annual salaries, I would like a breakdown of their
total
annual remuneration, including pension contributions and expenses claimed
and
annual percentage pay rise received during this period.

Yours faithfully,

Steven Macaskill

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Dear CNES FOI Team,
The link you attached is not a valid page. Could you please provide the correct link.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Macaskill