Six councils in the North West feature on the Taxpayers' Alliance list of those with more than 20 staff earning more than £100,000 a year. They are:
- Warrington (34 people)
- Liverpool (28 people)
- Manchester (28 people)
- Stockport (25 people)
- Cheshire West and Chester (22 people)
- Oldham (20 people)
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