Number of Brent Council employees earning six-figure salaries is down by a quarter

Brent Council have reduced the number of employees earning more than £100k

Brent Council have reduced the number of employees earning more than £100k - Credit: Archant

Numbers are expected to drop further following cull of managerial roles this year

Cllr Muhammed Butt has dismissed the list

Cllr Muhammed Butt has dismissed the list - Credit: Archant

The number of Brent Council workers on six-figure salaries is down by a quarter compared to last year, according to a report released today.

New figures show 18 workers are taking home more than £100,000 a year in 2011/12 compared to 24 the year before.

The numbers are expected to drop further next year following a cull of managerial roles which is currently taking place.

Those included in the list who are facing redundancy include Krutika Paul, director of children and families, who currently earns £122,040 a year, Fiona Lidden, director of legal and procurement (£103,858), Toni McConville, director of customer and community engagement (£108,084) and Phil Newby, directory of strategy, partnerships and improvements (140,508).


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Several other unnamed roles within the town hall which feature in the list are believed to be a number of assistant director roles which are also being axed.

The borough’s former chief executive Gareth Daniel who left his £205,783-a-year role last September is also included in the list.

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In March this year, The Times revealed Christine Gilbert, Mr Daniel’s temporary replacement, is controversially being paid through a private company.

This method of payment could result in an omission of her salary in next year’s list.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, dismissed the report.

He told the Times: “This list is out of date. It doesn’t reflect the changes that have happened in Brent Council since I became the leader last May.”

The figures, obtained by the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) for their annual ‘Town Hall Rich List’, excludes school and police staff.

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