Council bosses in Nottinghamshire whoes salaries top £100,000

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Figures from across the county show just how much the top earners are on and nine people at a county level earned more than £100,000 and two who made more than £150,000 however, there are no members of Ashfield District Council who earn 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 Ashfield District Council confirmed that no officers earned above £100,000.

“The Council’s adoption of the Living Wage has resulted in the ratio differential between the lowest and highest paid employees reducing and also a reduction in the ratio differential between the median salary and the highest employee salary.

“The pay grade for the post of Chief Executive was reviewed and reduced by the Employment Committee following that Chief Executive’s retirement. The Salary band now equates to £98,500 to £104.500.”

Within Nottinghamshire County Council confirmed the number of employees being paid over £100,000 currently stands at nine.

Marjorie Toward, service director for human resources and customer service at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:

“Directors’ pay at the County Council has been frozen since 2009 and earlier this year the salary for the Council’s Chief Executive Officer was reduced by £14,410 per annum, following the retirement of the previous chief executive.”