Geoff Alltimes, the Chief Executive of our Council, is the 17th highest paid council officer in the United Kingdom. His very high remuneration package was hiked by 10.8% from £185,000 to £205,000 from 2008 to 2009. Paid hugely more than the Prime Minister, his details are revealed by the Town Hall Rich List, published this week by the Tory supporting TaxPayersAlliance.
I'm not really sure what to make of that to be honest. It's a hugely responsible job, and the Council needs to attract good people to those sort of roles, but even if you leave the salary level to one side, what about the pay hike of nearly 11%? And is he really doing a more demanding job than the Prime Minister of this country? Valid questions at the very least.
PS Many thanks to Rupert for highlighting this in the comments section of another post .. its another reader generated article!