Top coun­cil ex­ec­u­tives’ salaries are be­yond be­lief

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

The near £1 mil­lion paid in salaries and pen­sion con­tri­bu­tions to the seven top coun­cil of­fi­cials last year is be­yond be­lief.

The fact that they earn more than the Prime Min­is­ter gives cre­dence to the fact that “fat cat” salaries in the Pub­lic Sec­tor needs to be re­viewed.

It may be that their salaries are in line with other au­thor­i­ties, but that only em­pha­sises the need for the Govern­ment to act and bring such salaries down to a rea­son­able level. The leader of the coun­cil has stated that he hoped that coun­cil tax will not rise. With the Govern­ment cuts I find that hard to be­lieve.

I do not have any prob­lem with the ex­ec­u­tives who are in post as I be­lieve that they do work hard and carry out their work pro­fes­sion­ally and to a high stan­dard of ef­fi­ciency. It is the fact that this coun­try is in a cri­sis with many is­sues such as debt, un­em­ploy­ment ris­ing etc.

I am aware that any changes in terms and con­di­tions could not be brought in at this stage as the present in­cum­bents have con­tracts of em­ploy­ment which must be abided by. Re­newal of, and new con­tracts for fu­ture ex­ec­u­tives and oth­ers who earn ex­ces­sive salaries could be drawn up with a more re­al­is­tic salary scale. STu­arT TErry

Bringhurst Or­ton Gold­hay,

Peter­bor­ough

Lyn­d­say Clarke sent in the photo, of McKenzie Brit­ton ready for her World Cup Party at nurs­ery.

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