Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Quango chiefs who earn more than the Prime Minister to be named

CIVIL servants and quango chiefs who earn more than the Prime Minister have no right to keep their salaries secret, the Information Commissioner ruled today.

Christopher Graham's ruling came as he ordered the publication of the identities of 24 high-earning public sector workers who tried to avoid being named, under a new transparency drive.

The Cabinet Office last year published lists showing that 332 civil servants and quango chiefs have salaries of more than £150,000. Of these, 49 were paid over £200,000, with the largest package of £390,000 going to David Higgins, the chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

My comment: The next step is forcing them and the person/body who hired them to justify their pay.

Read the full story from the source Daily Record

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