TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the first ever 'Nanny State Rich List'

The first ever Nanny State Rich List, published today by the TaxPayers' Alliance, reveals that hundreds of public health bosses - some with baffling job titles - enjoy pay packages worth over £100,000.  As the influence of the public health lobby increases, threatening to encroach unduly on people's lives with countless new regulations and higher taxes on hard-pressed families, the cost of running public health bodies is laid bare.

The Nanny State Rich List details senior salaries in relevant quangos and the total remuneration of relevant posts in local government. It provides the most comprehensive picture of the cost of employing public health top brass that has ever been produced.

Click here to read The Nanny State Rich List in full

Key findings:

  • There were at least 325 individuals employed in public health who received remuneration of over £100,000 in 2014-15
  • 43 of which had total remuneration over £150,000
  • There were at least 105 public health employees in local government with total remuneration of over £100,000 in 2014-15
    • 27 had total remuneration of over £150,000
    • Two Local Authority Directors of Public Health had total remuneration of over £200,000 in Cornwall (£207,302) and Oxfordshire (£202,349)
  • There were 16 regional NHS public health employees with remuneration of over £100,000
    • Seven of which received more than than £150,000
  • Public Health England employed 199 people with remuneration of over £100,000 in 2014-15Public Health England employed 41 further part-time staff whose pro rata remuneration was over £100,000
    • Seven employees had remuneration of over £150,000
      • Chief Executive: Duncan Selbie - £200,000 
      • Director, LondonYvonne Doyle - £182,500
      • Director, North of England: Paul Johnstone - £182,500
      • Director of Health and Wellbeing: Kevin Fenton - £177,500
      • Director, Midlands and East of England: Rashmi Shukla - £167,500
      • Chief Knowledge Officer: John Newton - £167,500
      • Director for Health Protection and Medical Director: Paul Cosford - £157,500
  • Public Health Wales had at least five employees receiving remuneration of over £100,000 and two employees receiving over £150,000

Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"The pernicious influence of the public health lobby has spread ever wider in recent years, with health quangocrats pushing for more regulations and higher taxes that hit families and businesses. Not only do the patronising diktats and demands of these unaccountable quangos raise household bills, but taxpayers are also paying for the enormous remuneration packages of hundreds of meddling busybodies, many of whom have obscure job titles.

Instead of constantly capitulating to the High Priests of the Nanny State by introducing more rules and higher taxes, politicians should instead encourage education, physical activity in schools and more personal responsibility."

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