Hampshire's bumper bonus bill

Hampshire County Council gave out £765,046 in bonuses to staff in 2022, as revealed by our investigation. 1,092 bonuses were handed out, meaning that the average bonus was worth around £700. This is despite the council warning of financial difficulties.


Speaking to the Hampshire Chronicle, which published the findings, our investigations campaign manager Elliot Keck said:

"Local taxpayers will be shocked at these findings. 

"These figures only add to the sense that the council has not got a grip on its spending. 

"The council should urgently review this scheme for the next calendar year."


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