Following the news that Alex Salmond MP received almost £30,000 in a resettlement grant after leaving Holyrood, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"With MSPs effectively on fixed term contracts, there can be no justification whatsoever for them being entitled to large dollops of taxpayers' cash in so-called resettlement grants. Not only did Alex Salmond move into another taxpayer-funded role, he stood down of his own accord and clearly made plans for life after Holyrood. When further savings need to be found across the public sector, these lavish golden goodbyes are ripe for being cut."
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