A FRESH row over public-sector pay erupted last night after it was revealed that Britain’s best-paid council boss rakes in £110,000 more than the Prime Minister.
David McNulty, chief executive of Surrey County Council, pockets a mammoth £253,133-a-year – 10 times more than the average UK worker.
Since the former top earner, Wandsworth council boss Gerald Jones, left his £299,925-a-year job last year, Mr McNulty is believed to have replaced him as the highest- paid council employee in the UK.
The second-highest earner, Joe Duckworth, of Newham Borough Council in east London, also quit his £241,483-a-year job last year, leaving the next highest earner as Joanna Killian, of Essex County Council, on £237,000. Tory-run Surrey Council is set to lose 650 jobs over the next four years in a bid to save £200million.
A spokeswoman for Surrey County Council defended Mr McNulty’s salary, saying: “With expenditure of over £1.8billion a year and some 26,000 staff, the size of the organisation approaches comparisons with FTSE 100 companies. It is therefore critical that Surrey council employs a chief executive with the vision and skills to lead the organisation.”
My comment: What a moron, how an earth can you compare a private company which has to create their own income to survive with a council that does no more than spend other peoples money badly.
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