MORE than 40 quango bosses are paid more than the First Minister’s £141,000 annual salary, research has found.

Around 130 people working for public bodies receive more than a Cabinet Secretary’s salary of £101,000, while almost 700 are paid more than an MSP’s salary of £58,000.

Think-tank Reform Scotland carried out the study and believes quangos “are not sufficiently accountable to the Scottish Parliament or the Scottish people”.

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