Council bosses in Derbyshire whose salaries top £100,000

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Figures from across the county show just how much the top earners are on and at Derbyshire Dales District Council there is one employee who took home a salary of more than £100,000.

Across the East Midlands there are 206 people with different councils on a wage of more than £100,000; 30 on more than £150,000 and four people across the region take home a whopping £200,000.

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

Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Local authorities that are providing more for less and delivering council tax cuts clearly have talented people at the helm, but taxpayers living in poorly performing areas will be furious at the scale of some of these massive pay awards.

“After more than a decade of reckless spending and council tax hikes, local politicians now have to make necessary savings and the pay and perks for the town hall elite have to come under the spotlight.

“We all deserve to know how our money is being spent, and taxpayers should have the right to decide if they are getting value for their money from public servants.”

More than 6,000 Freedom of Information requests were issued nationally to find out about council expenditure.

New laws state that councils must list the top earner’s salaries and a spokesperson for Derbyshire Dales confirmed the wages of chief executive, Dorcas Bunton who is paid £100,263.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Our chief officer is paid the going rate for the level of responsibility the job holds, and the scale is unexceptional when compared with similar roles.”

Within Derbyshire County Council current chief executive Ian Stephenson earned £140,749 in 2014-2015 and with pension contributions there are nine senior council officers who have remunerations packages which exceed £100,000.