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'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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Over 2,000 council employees 'make £100,000'

Just over 2,000 UK council employees have hit the £100,000 salary bracket, according to a "rich list" published by the TaxPayers' Alliance.

Some 93 councils increased the number of staff earning £100,000 Credit: PA

The 2012-13 Town Hall Rich List found 2,181 local authority staff were earning six figures - a 5% drop on the previous year's figure of 2,295.

However, 93 councils increased the number of staff who made more than £100,000 on their payroll during 2012-13.

The list also identified 542 council employees who received remuneration of more than £150,000 in 2012-13. Of these, 34 made more than £250,000 a year.

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said he welcomed the research, but added: "While it shows the cost of senior town hall pay is falling, there is still far more that local authorities can do to cut costs through consolidation of back offices, sharing services and greater transparency."

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