Top council executives’ salaries are beyond belief
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,
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