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Highland councillors aim to continue online meetings to save travel and expense

2 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

A lockdown legacy could see Highland councillors travel less and save money in expenses by conducting more business online.
Highland Council members earned £1,591,343 in salaries and expenses this year, compared to £1,578,885 in 2019.
However, the amount reimbursed for expenses fell by £24,155 from £206,903 last year to £182,748 in 2020. This included a drop in mileage charges from £147,046 to £128,100.
Council leader Margaret Davidson believes members will continue to re-think how they work as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has made them embrace more online meetings.
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