Who tops the council executives rich list?

Top of the Rich List when redundancy packages were excluded was Geoff Alltimes, then chief executive of Hammersmith and Fulham Council on £281,666.

Mr Alltimes no longer works for the council, which now shares the position of chief executive with another London council.

According to the study, the local authority with the most employees receiving more than £100,000 in 2010-11 was Barnet at 47 - something the council immediately claimed was untrue.

The number is wrong. The Taxpayers' Alliance is cross-referencing two lists that don't contain the same information. The council had 25 staff, including interim staff, on total remuneration over £100,000.

A further 16 appear on the list because of redundancy payments and another six are teaching staff. This number of teaching staff also includes redundancies.

– Barnet Council

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Council 'rich list' revealed

More than 3,000 senior council executives took home pay and perk packages in excess of £100,000, according to a new study out today.