Councils urged to curb pay

The Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis has backed the Taxpayers Alliance. He says it's essential that councils get a grip on pay to ensure a fair deal for the taxpayers in their counties and in their districts.

He says local councils still have massive scope to cut costs to protect front line

services, and that the Local Government pay juggernaut must be halted.

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Councils accused of high pay

South East councils are among those accused of paying far too many managers high salaries.