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Revealed: Number of council staff on more than £100k

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The Taxpayers' Alliance says the number of high council earners is falling Credit: PA

The TaxPayers' Alliance has revealed that 2,181 council staff earn more than £100,000.

In the East Midlands, Derbyshire County Council had the most employees receiving remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2012-13 with 11.

The biggest remuneration package was received by the Director of Children and Young People's Services at Leicestershire County Council - £232,000.

In the West Midlands, Staffordshire County Council had the most employees receiving remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2012-13 with 28.

The biggest remuneration package was received by the Chief Executive of Herefordshire County Council - £281,166.

'Too many local authorities' increasing top earners' pay

"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

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Trade Unions: Nottingham City Council workers' protest

Trade Union members claim that "unprecedented levels of poverty are emerging amongst staff working for Nottingham City Council."

They claim that many council workers fear they will be forced to resort to using local food banks following steep rises in the price of gas, electricity and food.

They say that staff who have to use a car for their job are not able to afford the petrol to fill it up.

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Council statement on workers' protest

Workers at Nottingham City Council are protesting today over a freeze in their wages.

The council leader explains that the local authority has had a reduction in its budget of £27 million this year and a further £23 million next year.

"Maintaining services and protecting jobs has to be our top priority. The freeze in incremental pay rises has saved 150 jobs since 2011. Continuing it next year would help protect upwards of 100 jobs.

"We're taking steps towards implementing the Living Wage to support the lowest paid staff and will be discussing this further with the trade unions."

– Jon Collins, City Council Leader, Councillor

Nottingham City Council workers protest

Nottingham City Council House Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesGeoff Kirby/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

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