More than 3,000 senior council executives pocketed pay and perks packages in excess of £100,000, according to research out today.
The Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA) study revealed 3,097 town hall employees were awarded deals worth six-figure sums in 2010-11, a hike of 13% on the previous year.
It also found 658 staff earned between £150,000 and £249,999, while 52 broke the £250,000 mark.
A full breakdown of the survey can be found here.
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