In 2009-2010 thirty employees in Kent were given six figure salary packages.
Matthew Sinclair from the Taxpayers' Alliance says: "We found that many councils in the South East are paying enormous rewards to their staff.
"There are many council chief executives earning over £200,000. Some of the most well remunerated council staff were in the South East at authorities like Kent County Council, which have always been near the top of our list, continue to have some of the best paid senior staff."
There's no doubt council budgets are under pressure and the Local Government Minister Grant Shapps says that at this time when councils are having to making spending cuts, more town hall chiefs should consider taking a pay cut themselves.
My comment: There are fat cats and there are fatter cats.
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