Under Section 25(1) of FOISA, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. I can advise that some of the information in relation to current salaries in COPFS is contained within a previous FOI response which is published on our website. I have attached a link to that response for your information.
Please be aware that thePay Offer for 2016/17 has not yet been agreed and accordingly the Pay Offer for 2015/16 is still current. However the trainee rate was uplifted in June 2016 to £17,545 for year 1 and £21,012 for year 2.
We no longer use the terminology of District Procurator Fiscal or Area Procurator Fiscal, however the equivalent of District Procurator Fiscal is either at Band G (so is contained in the above previously published response), or at Senior Civil Service (SCS) 1 grade and the equivalent of Area Procurator Fiscal is SCS 1A or 2 grade depending on the size of the Sheriffdom or area of work.
I attach a copy of the current SCS pay scales for those grades for your information.