'Rich list' of council salaries published

Some 2,000 council staff in the UK have hit the £100,000-per-year salary mark, according to figures released by the TaxPayers' Alliance.

The 2012-13 Town Hall Rich List identified at least 2,181 staff who received total remuneration in excess of the six-figure mark, a 5 per cent drop on the previous year's figure of 2,295.

The list also showed 542 council employees who were paid in excess of £100,00 during 2012-13. Of these, 34 made £250,000 annually.

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LGA: Senior council salaries 'continuing to fall'

The Local Government Association has hit back at a report showing some 2,000 senior council workers are earning more than £100,000 a year.

An LGA spokesman said the Taxpayers' Alliance research actually showed "salaries for senior officers in local government are continuing to fall".

The spokesman also pointed out that senior managers are responsible for vital "life and limb services" such as child safeguarding and adult social care.

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