The turnaround director of the The Scottish Government-owned shipyard company at the centre of a Scots ferry building fiasco has been paid nearly £1.3m for 454 days work.
Official Scottish Government figures have revealed that Tim Hair’s invoiced fees at the taxpayer’s expense as head of nationalised Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Limited works out at a £2,783 a day – making him one of the UK’s highest-earning public servants.
Details of Mr Hair’s invoiced fees, including expenses, show that in the nearly two years between August, 2019 and July, 2021 he earned £1,263,564. His over £600,000-a-year payments towers over the £160,000-a-year salary of the First Minister.
The Scottish Government say that the Mr Hair’s net cost of £2000 per day after income tax and national insurance deductions “was in the middle of the industry norm”.