Rich List Road Show - Bath

The TPA visited Bath as part of the Rich List Roadshow tour to highlight the very large remuneration paid to its council bosses. Data from our Town Hall Rich List shows the Strategic Director for Resources was paid £424,250 in 2017/18. The bulk of the pay is made up of a pension and loss of office contributions but shows exactly why a cap of £95,000 should be introduced on exit payments. Worse still, "only" 9 bosses were paid more than £100,000 in 2017/18 but for 2018/19 the figure has risen to 12!
Many locals we spoke to were stunned that council staff are paid such large salaries and questioned why the money wasn't spent on improving front line services and improving the high street.