Statement: City of Edinburgh Council salaries

Following reports today surrounding the salaries of Council officials, please find our statement below:

A spokesperson for the City of Edinburgh Council said: "There are six members of staff directly employed by the Council that earn over £100,000 and these include directors and the Chief Executive. Other salaries quoted belong to employees of arms length organisations not directly under the control of the Council.

”Edinburgh salaries are similar to those of other local authorities across Scotland and reflect the fact that there are far greater responsibilities and challenges associated with running the capital when compared to individuals working at a similar level within both the public and private sector elsewhere."

These figures are published annually in our Audited Statement of Accounts which you can access on our website.

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