Town Hall Rich List 2015

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As part of The Public Sector Rich List, the TaxPayers’ Alliance - in conjunction with the Daily Mail - has compiled a comprehensive list of local authority employees who had total annual remuneration over £100,000.

Between 2009-10 and 2014-15, local authority spending has been reduced by 23.4 per cent per person in real terms.

With growing populations, reductions in central government grants in many areas, and a cap on Council Tax increases, many councils are reducing services. However, executive salaries in many local authorities remain high, raising questions over value for money for taxpayers. Remuneration was defined as including, but not being limited to: salary, fees, allowances, bonuses, benefits in kind, compensation for loss of office and employers’ pension contributions.

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The key findings of the research are:

  • There were at least 3,483 council employees who received total remuneration in excess of £100,000.
  • There were 537 council employees who received remuneration in excess of £150,000.
  • 23 council employees received remuneration in excess of £250,000.
  • The local authority with the most employees in receipt of remuneration over £100,000 in was the Haringey with 68.
  • There were 130 councils with at least 10 employees who received more than £100,000.
  • The council with the largest total remuneration package in the UK in 2013-14 was Jill Stannard, Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council - £411,025.
In the East Midlands:
In the East of England:
In London:
In the North East:
In the North West:
In Northern Ireland:
In Scotland:
In the South East:
In the South West:
In Wales:
In the West Midlands:
In Yorkshire and the Humber:

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