The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) presents the ninth Town Hall Rich List, part of its most comprehensive Public Sector Rich List. Praised in the past by politicians on both sides of the House of Commons, it is the go-to guide for local government executive pay deals. It details the job titles, full remuneration and many of the names of all local council employees whose remuneration exceeds £100,000.
Many senior managers at local authorities will have performed well in tough financial times. There are many reports of residents seeing no difference in the services they receive despite the necessary savings being made. However, the Town Hall Rich List also showcases the executives who have overseen failing departments, or received bumper pay-offs after poor performance in the job.
The research is a vital tool for taxpayers wanting to judge which authorities are delivering the best value for money.
The number of staff on the top remuneration deals, broken down by region, are:
Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:
“Local authorities that are providing more for less and delivering council tax cuts clearly have talented people at the helm, but taxpayers living in poorly performing areas will be furious at the scale of some of these massive pay awards. After more than a decade of reckless spending and council tax hikes, local politicians now have to make necessary savings and the pay and perks for the town hall elite have to come under the spotlight. We all deserve to know how our money is being spent, and taxpayers should have the right to decide if they are getting value for their money from public servants.”