Local Authority leaders vent frustration at LGA chief's pay

November 23, 2010 2:13 PM

You may remember I posted last week on the outrageous pay increase of the Chief Executive of the Local Government Association (LGA). Today 30 local authority leaders sent a letter to The Times calling for John Ransford to take at least a 10 per cent pay cut, if not more. The letter states that the awarding of a £70,000 pay increase is “simply not acceptable in the current climate.” They go on to say that this decision “shows a complete lack of regard to its members and their finances, after all this is taxpayers money.” Hear hear.


It is crucially important that council leaders apply pressure on the LGA and Mr Ransford over this highly insensitive pay increase. The best way for them to do this would be to withdraw their council’s LGA funding. Write to your local councillors here urging them to do this.


Update: The LGA have just announced that John Ransford is to have his salary cut to under £100,000 until he retires at the end of this year. Quite how the remuneration committee justified his initial pay increase beggars belief.

You may remember I posted last week on the outrageous pay increase of the Chief Executive of the Local Government Association (LGA). Today 30 local authority leaders sent a letter to The Times calling for John Ransford to take at least a 10 per cent pay cut, if not more. The letter states that the awarding of a £70,000 pay increase is “simply not acceptable in the current climate.” They go on to say that this decision “shows a complete lack of regard to its members and their finances, after all this is taxpayers money.” Hear hear.


It is crucially important that council leaders apply pressure on the LGA and Mr Ransford over this highly insensitive pay increase. The best way for them to do this would be to withdraw their council’s LGA funding. Write to your local councillors here urging them to do this.


Update: The LGA have just announced that John Ransford is to have his salary cut to under £100,000 until he retires at the end of this year. Quite how the remuneration committee justified his initial pay increase beggars belief.

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