Senior council officers' pay "out of control"

Some Caerphilly Council workers demonstrated when their chief executive was awarded a hefty pay rise Credit: ITV News

The Welsh government has been criticised for not doing enough to cut the big pay packets of council chief executives. It comes three months after workers at Caerphilly Council held a demonstration when their chief executive was awarded a pay rise of nearly thirty thousand pounds. Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics programme, some opposition AMs said the wages of council chiefs were "out of control". But the Welsh government argues that salaries are a matter for local authorities and that ministers shouldn't intervene.