THE Scottish Parliament has called out a “massively” incorrect story on the pension Humza Yousaf will receive following his resignation as First Minister.

The Guido Fawkes website ran a story on Tuesday – which has now been removed – claiming Yousaf would receive a pension of £52,000 per year for life, starting with immediate effect.

But the Scottish Parliament authorities have warned reporters against spreading this information which bosses say is factually incorrect.

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The Parliament has said the First Minister’s pension would actually be “in the order of” £2000 per annum, payable from age 65.

In a statement sent to the media, the Parliament said: “Humza Yousaf’s First Minister pension will be either 1/40 or 1/50 of his final salary of £104,584 (depending on which funding option he chose) for each year in office (ie one year in office).

“His First Minister pension will therefore be in the order of £2k per annum, payable from age 65.”

The Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 removed any future entitlement to a pension of the type described in the story, bosses added.

Yousaf announced he would be staying on as First Minister until a successor can be found.

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New polling has found Swinney is the preferred choice among party members but Forbes is more popular with the general public.

Forbes has a six-point lead over Swinney in Ipsos polling of the Scottish public on potential successors.

However, among 2021 SNP voters, Swinney remains the top choice for the role with 30% – compared to 21% for Forbes and 14% for SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn.