Council pay is slammed

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COUNCIL chiefs have come under fire for pocketing six-figure pay packets last year.

Senior council executives – from Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council – all earned remuneration exceeding £100,000 between 2009 and 2010, according to this year’s Town Hall Rich List compiled by The Taxpayers’ Alliance.

Matthew Sinclair, director of The Taxpayers’ Alliance, said people would be “staggered” by the figures.

He added: “It’s crucial that senior council executives set an example and have the moral authority to lead spending cuts by taking a pay cut themselves.”

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: “Compared with many other county councils, we have fewer managers earning over £100,000.”

A Derbyshire Dales District Council spokesman said: “Just one employee is paid the going rate for a district council chief executive.”

To see this year’s Town Hall Rich List, log on to www.taxpayersalliance.com.

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