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UK Politics

Thousands of town hall staff on six-figure salaries


More than 2,500 town hall staff were paid more than £100,000 last year, according to details compiled by campaign group the TaxPayers’ Alliance which showed the number earning in six figures fell 11 per cent.

But 103 councils were employing more staff on that level than before – and one executive was paid almost £600,000.

The latest edition of the town hall “Rich List”, assembled from annual accounts, found 2,525 council employees pocketed £100,000 plus with 636 staff receiving more than £150,000, and 42 more than £250,000.