The Shadow Local Government Minister has said that the Welsh Government's crackdown on pay for council chief executives doesn't go far enough.
The shadow Welsh local government minister has defended the decision by a UK cabinet minister to officially criticise the Welsh Government for not following his lead in allowing the public to report film and tweet local council meetings.
The row broke when the minister responsible for local government in England, Eric Pickles, released a letter he's sent today to the Welsh local government minister, Lesley Griffiths.
A Welsh Government spokesman said local authorities are accountable to local taxpayers and their pay scale is a matter for them to determine.
The Shadow Minister for Local Government has written to the Local Government Minister requesting an immediate review of senior staff pay scales.
It follows news that the chief executive of Caerphilly County Borough Council was paid an additional £35,000 despite many public sector workers having their pay frozen for three years.
Janet Finch-Saunders claims that half of the chief executives in Welsh councils earn more than the Prime Minister.
She described it as "utterly scandalous" and said the time had come for an "open and honest" review of senior pay in Welsh councils.