Top jobs salaries are slammed
A COUNCILLOR has demanded a cap on council officials pay after their huge salaries were posted online. Westminster Council has become the first authority to publish details of the salaries of its directors and department heads. The figures, published on
A COUNCILLOR has demanded a cap on council officials pay after their huge salaries were posted online.
Westminster Council has become the first authority to publish details of the salaries of its directors and department heads.
The figures, published on the council's website, reveal that Westminster's directors and department heads were collectively paid up to �3,294,825 over the past financial year.
The top earner is chief executive, Mike More who is paid a salary of �200,379 of which �22,264 is a performance related bonus.
Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Labour leader said public sector pay should not exceed that of the Prime Minister. He said: "These pay packets are very high and many people will be shocked at their size.
"At a time where many people are losing their jobs and having to take pay cuts this is shocking. We have got to get things into proportion.
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"I think there should be a cap - no body in the public sector should earn more than the Prime Minister."
Nearby Brent and Hammersmith and Fulham councils both said they planned to follow suit and publish a list of salaries of their council directors and department heads in response to the move, although neither council has finalised a date for publication.
The report, on the council's website on March 9, also showed whether officers are part of the pension scheme, lease a car, have private health insurance, and a season ticket loan.