IT’S GOOD news that the numbers of council staff earning six-figure salaries is five per cent down on the previous year’s figures.
But nevertheless, the 2012-13 town hall rich list compiled by the TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals at least 2,181 staff earning more than £100,000 per annum. And 93 councils have actually increased the numbers raking in such sums.
How can it be right that local authorities pleading poverty and cutting back services are on the other hand paying such high salaries?
Workers in all spheres of life are having to tighten their belts and accept pay freezes. Councils should remember they are there to serve the public and provide best value.
I have no doubt residents would rather have their money spent on basics such as keeping day centres open and pothole repairs.
Paul Nuttall UKIP North West MEP