Report reveals council pay 'rich list'

Aol Money reports that new research by the Taxpayer’s Alliance has reveled that more than 2,000 council employees are making more than £100,000 a year. The 2012-13 Town Hall Rich List identified 542 council employees who received remuneration of more than £150,000 in 2012-13. Of these, 34 made more than £250,000 a year.

The highest paid council boss was Glasgow’s then executive director of social care services, David Crawford, who received £486,303. This included a redundancy payment. The largest remuneration package in London in 2012-13 went to Paul Martin, chief executive of Wandsworth Council, who received £274,224. The research found that 93 councils had increased the number of staff making more than £100,000 in the same time period.