"Too many local authorities" are still increasing the number of highly paid staff on their payroll, the Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance has said.
Jonathan Isaby's comments come as the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the number of council staff earning more than £100,000.
It is good news that the number of senior council staff making more than £100,000 a year is falling, although that may only be because many authorities have finished paying eye-watering redundancy bills.
Sadly, too many local authorities are still increasing the number of highly paid staff on their payroll. It's particularly galling in places where councils are pleading poverty and demanding more and more in Council Tax.
Taxpayers expect their council to be filling potholes, not pay packets. Many rank-and-file staff in local councils will be equally appalled. At a time when councils across the country are freezing pay, it appears the money they're saving is being used to line the pockets of town hall tycoons.
– Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance
Workers at Nottingham City Council are protesting against a freeze in their wages today. Unions claim the lowest paid staff are struggling to have a basic standard of living. The council says the freeze has secured 150 jobs since 2011.