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Town hall 'Rich List' revealed

More than 2,500 town hall staff were paid over £100,000 last year, according to research. Details compiled by campaign group the TaxPayers' Alliance showed the number earning in six figures fell 11% in 2011-12.

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Survey: More than 600 staff received 'over £150,000'

The latest edition of the town hall "Rich List" from the TaxPayer's Alliance, using data from annual accounts, found a decrease in the number of employees receiving £100,000 plus.

The report said:

  • 2,525 council employees pocketed more than £100,000, compared with 2,839 in 2010-11
  • 636 staff received over £150,000, and 42 over £250,000
  • The highest paid was Katherine Kerswell, former group managing director of Kent County Council, her total remuneration was said to be £589,165, although that included a sizeable redundancy package

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