Kent County Council says it considers it pays its managers the going rate for the job. It adds that it has managed to reduce its overall salary bill. And it says that it has held council tax payments down to 0% this year. It was responding to a Taxpayers' Alliance report.
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Mostly dry and bright this afternoon with cloud building and rain arriving from the west later.
A risk of heavy downpours in parts of Kent this afternoon. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells.
Thunderstorms and heavy downpours caused flooding across the Meridian region yesterday. Some residents have been evacuated from their homes.