Durham County Council has made an astonishing admission – that they employed three highly-paid senior officers they did not need. The three have left the council but have not been replaced [Northern Echo 29th March 2008]. If they didn’t need them atall, or if their jobs are now being done by more junior (ir less highly paid) staff, then why employ them in the first place?
From 2005-2007 Durham County Council employed six staff earning more than £100,000 a year. Chief Executive Mark Lloyd, paid £151,000 to £190,000, has left to join Cambridgeshire County Council at £200,000pa. As “blogger” Roger Cornwell told “Cobbler” on this weblog on 16th March, “that’s £12,389 more than the Prime Minister’s salary of £187,611!”
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