Boris Johnson Set to Receive £70k Parachute pay From City Hall - The London Economic

Campaigners have been quick to ridicule the generous taxpayer-funded pay, with TaxPayers’ Alliance Chief Executive Jonathan Isaby telling The Sun newspaper that most people are probably surprised such “golden goodbyes” still exist.

“With the Government rightly committed to cutting the cost of politics, this is a reminder that the system is still in need of reform.

“Elected mayors are effectively on fixed term four-year contracts so there is no justification whatsoever for them being entitled to further dollops of taxpayers’ cash in so-called resettlement payments when they step down”, he said.

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Boris Johnson Set to Receive £70k Parachute pay From City Hall - The London Economic
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