I am organising an Action Day for the TaxPayers’ Alliance in Bristol on Saturday 11 February. Local supporters will be gathering signatures for a petition asking for the pay of the Chief Executive of Bristol City Council to be substantially cut. The chief executive currently receives a total remuneration (including their taxpayer funded pension contributions) of over £220K. Their basic salary is almost £190K.
We will be hoping to put pressure on the Chief Executive to volunteer a pay cut in line with the recently announced reduction in pay for Bath & NES Council’s Chief Executive by 15% to £150K—a victory for our petitioning in Bath carried out at the end of last year.
In Bristol, local protestors have already voiced concern at the extraordinary increase in pay received by the Chief Executive over the past 14 years. The current council boss is paid more than £107,000 per year than the post received in 1998. This amounts to an approximate pay rise of £7,600 every year for more than a decade, way above the rate of inflation.
Local TPA supporters will gather in central Bristol at 11.00am on the 11th February. If you would like to join us, pass your contact details on to National Grassroots Coordinator, Andrew Allison and I will get back to you with the exact location.