What is remuneration?

Remuneration is a payment made to you from the adult's estate to compensate you for your actings as guardian. This is calculated by us on the approval of your account. The amount of remuneration we set will depend on the value of the adult's estate at the start of the accounting period. The amount we set is the total amount that can be taken from the adult’s estate.

Remuneration should be taken within 12 months from the date of the award. Where remuneration has accrued we ask that guardians contact us. 

If you are a joint financial guardian you will have to decide between you how to attribute this. The remuneration table outlines the amounts we can set.

If you consider that either the “routine” work was excessive, or that you have carried out non-routine work, you may apply for an uplift to that standard “scale” remuneration. 

You will be required to submit an uplifts application form along with a full work in progress (WIP) file or timesheet. The work in progress file (WIP)/timesheet should provide a detailed breakdown of the work carried out along with the time spent on each task. The WIP file/time sheet must support the information you have provided in sections 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the form. 

Rates will be set at £140 per hour, up to a maximum of 10% of the adult’s estate at the close of the accounting period (excluding heritable property).

See our leaflet for more information about remuneration, examples of routine guardianship functions and scales.

In exceptional circumstances, where you have carried out non-routine guardianship work, we may be able to authorise part or all of your remuneration to be paid on a time and trouble basis. There are examples of what we consider to be routine guardianship work in our remuneration table. If you wish to claim payment on a time and trouble basis, you will be required to submit a comprehensive statement. The statement must include details of the nature of work carried out and the time spent on each piece of work. We may need to see all your correspondence files to help us reach a decision.