Council Pay

It was reported yesterday that twelve of Cannock Chase Council’s most senior staff are costing the taxpayer £800,000. This is in addition to three new directorial roles, each with a £80,000 annual salary (Lichfield Mercury, 5th July). We are informed, of course, that these three new roles are at no extra cost to the taxpayer due to restructuring. How much this restructuring actually cost remains unknown…

This seems like another example of the council’s in Staffordshire taking liberties with taxpayers’ cash, and yet the standards of public services in the county often fall well below standard. With council tax being raised above inflation this year there is no mystery as to who is funding these indulgent salaries


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