Monday 14 April 2014

Number crunching

Just a suggestion.
One of the themes on this blog is the rise of our burgeoning CEOcracy.  Today we have yet another wonderful example of our masters at work...

Calderdale Council is asking local voluntary and community groups for their views on how to cut their funding by £220,000. They will launch an online consultation on their website next Wednesday to help determine how cuts should be made for the financial year starting April 2015. The need to make the savings was identified in the council’s annual budgets in February 2013 and February this year.

But from a piece in the Halifax Courier in May last year, we learn that eight officers at Calderdale Council are earning more than £100,000 a year according to figures obtained by The Taxpayers’ Alliance.  The group obtained the figures for 2011/2012 which show former Calderdale Council chief executive Owen Williams picked up a salary of £147,000 topped up with pension contributions of £23,000 and an additional £1,000 payment. This brought his total remuneration to £171,000 before swanning off to NHS Calderdale.

As to what should be done about this, I couldn't possibly comment.

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