Chief Executive pay in Chichester

February 24, 2012 9:14 AM

After recent successful actions days in Bath and Bristol, calling for lower chief executive pay, I was contacted by a supporter from West Sussex. He told me Chichester District Council currently has a vacancy for its chief executive. In 2009/10, its chief executive earned a basic salary of £119, 198. When you add benefits in kind and taxpayer-funded pension contributions, his total remuneration was £138,375. 

The council is advertising for a new chief executive on a basic salary of £115,000. We think this is too high, especially when the council is planning to introduce new parking charges on Sundays. It says it is forced to do this; it has no option, despite a 1488-signature petition calling on the council to abandon its plans.

We know through our research there are still areas of spending that can be reduced, and senior pay is one of them. The council  is currently interviewing for a new Chief Executive. If you would like to join us in petitioning for the new council chief to immediately lead by example and take a voluntary pay cut of £15,000, then please let me know.

It worked in Bath, and it can work in Chichester.After recent successful actions days in Bath and Bristol, calling for lower chief executive pay, I was contacted by a supporter from West Sussex. He told me Chichester District Council currently has a vacancy for its chief executive. In 2009/10, its chief executive earned a basic salary of £119, 198. When you add benefits in kind and taxpayer-funded pension contributions, his total remuneration was £138,375. 

The council is advertising for a new chief executive on a basic salary of £115,000. We think this is too high, especially when the council is planning to introduce new parking charges on Sundays. It says it is forced to do this; it has no option, despite a 1488-signature petition calling on the council to abandon its plans.

We know through our research there are still areas of spending that can be reduced, and senior pay is one of them. The council  is currently interviewing for a new Chief Executive. If you would like to join us in petitioning for the new council chief to immediately lead by example and take a voluntary pay cut of £15,000, then please let me know.

It worked in Bath, and it can work in Chichester.

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