Monday, 17 August 2009

The local authority gravy train

The Journal 17 August 2009 front page headline

Thought MPs were well paid? There are 494 people who have higher salaries in the North east - and YOU are picking up the bill.

There are 97 employees of Durham County Council earning more than £63,291 a year, costing the charge payers £8,284,843 - that's an average of £85,410 each.

18 employees of Durham Police earn £1,436,408 or £79,800 each.

Durham County Council claims that it has had a big reduction in higher earners since it started reorganising.

So why was the gravy train allowed to chug along the tracks for solong?

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