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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