A national ‘Rich List’ of local authorities has revealed Wrexham Council has had 13 individuals with renumeration over £100,000.
As part of ‘The Public Sector Rich List’, the TaxPayers’ Alliance, in conjunction with the Daily Mail, has compiled a list of local authority employees who had total annual remuneration over £100,000.
The data lists Wrexham Council as having 12 people receiving over £100,000 with one person on over £150,000.
The data release also names the individual for Wrexham who is over the £150,000 threshold, with his job title named as “Head of Environment”. The data states renumeration of £166,000 with ‘expenses’ of £1,532.
The individual named is noted as having retired last year from Wrexham Council on the Council’s website. The data release does note: “Remuneration was defined as including, but not being limited to: salary, fees, allowances, bonuses, benefits in kind, compensation for loss of office and employers’ pension contributions.”
The TaxPayers Alliance states: “With growing populations, reductions in central government grants in many areas, and a cap on Council Tax increases, many councils are reducing services. However, executive salaries in many local authorities remain high, raising questions over value for money for taxpayers.”
Most of the data was collected via Freedom of Information requests, with the full explanatory Methodology here.
The TaxPayers Alliance’s UK wide ‘key findings’ are listed as:
- There were at least 3,483 council employees who received total remuneration in excess of £100,000.
- There were 537 council employees who received remuneration in excess of £150,000.
- 23 council employees received remuneration in excess of £250,000.
- The local authority with the most employees in receipt of remuneration over £100,000 in was the Haringey with 68.
- There were 130 councils with at least 10 employees who received more than £100,000.
- The council with the largest total remuneration package in the UK in 2013-14 was Jill Stannard, Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council – £411,025.
In Wales Carmarthenshire Council had the most employees receiving remuneration in excess of £100,000 with 23, and the individual who received the biggest remuneration package was the Chief Executive of Gwynedd Council with £306,813.
You can find the full data and releases on the Tax Payers Alliance website here.
Pic: Money, less than £100k though. Many thanks to Michael for pointing us to the TaxPayers Alliance information.