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SALFORD CITY COUNCIL FAT CAT PAYMENTS INCREASE
 

Star date: 17th June 2015

FAT CAT PAYMENTS INCREASE WHILE LOW PAID EMPLOYEES AXED

The amounts paid to Salford Council's senior officers increased by almost 200,000 last year, while two hundred non-school Council staff earning under 20,000 were axed, according to drafts accounts for 2014-15 published today.

Chief Fat Cat was City Director, Jim Taylor, who trousered a package just short of 145,000, closely followed by Sue Lightup, Strategic Director for Community, Health and Social Care, whose package was worth over 138,000.

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Draft accounts published by Salford City Council today show that payments and packages to senior officers increased from 720,457 in the financial year 2013-14, to 901,564 in 2014-15, despite huge cuts to public services.

The increase in payments can be attributed to new Fat Cat, City Director, Jim Taylor, who got a package worth 144,945 (including pension and 3 expenses claim), and some short term Fat Cat Children's Services Strategic Directors, including the `leaving' Director (35,560) an Interim Director (54,198) and the current Director (58,898).

The City Director's package was closely followed by a 138,634 package for Sue Lightup, Strategic Director for Community, Health and Social Care, who is about to leave the Council, and Ben Dolan, Strategic Director for Environment and Community Safety, who trousered a package worth 138,067.

Meanwhile the number of non-school Council staff earning over 50,000 jumped from 77 to 82 (school staff increased from 91 to 98), while the total number of non-school full time and part time employees fell by 335. Amongst those non-school staff who got, or were expected to get, an exit package, 200 (out of 267) earned under 20,000.

Of course, since the accounts were finalised, Salford Council has increased the Fat Cat payment count with the creation of two new posts - a Director of Service Reform and Development, and a Chief Financial Officer with promotions and wage increases to match (see previous Salford Star article click here). It's all being done to help speed up its "ambitious transformation programme" ie cuts.

Kenneth Mckevey wrote
at 16:04:17 on 18 June 2015
Salford Council Has sold any amount of Salfords Green Belt I Noticed The Creasent Has Been Badly Neglected What is of concern to me is The Meadow.Are the council letting it go back to a wild state to encourage wild Life Birds in particular, Or is it being left in that wild state so as to off load to developersOr For the Hand over to the University.

Michael F in SalFord wrote
at 16:03:57 on 18 June 2015
Thank you Noreen, the reality is scary and you must be praised for your brave and caring commitment. In my view if Council staff are paid top salaries they should take maximium responsibility for getting all the work done, leaving our Mayor(s) with no reasons to take more than the basic Councillor payment. Cut our Mayor and Deputy Mayors "pay" to give money to vulnerable people services is one solution. Cutting two Directors will produce another quarter million quid towards vulnerable people services. I am most ashamed of the choices being made by Salford Labour Council.

noreen bailey wrote
at 16:23:05 on 17 June 2015
how bloody insulting to all our people in Salford is this when they cant even keep the services for our most vulnerable. How dare they be paid all this money when the people of Salford are on their knees. come on Salford lets see more fighting with us against this band of disgusting greedy people The people that do the hardest work are at the bottom of the list while those at the top just sit back and enjoy a life of riches without ever wanting a thing or wondering where the next penny is coming from and they don't lift a finger for the money they get, I have fostered for the city of Salford for over 30 years and we are now adult carers to 3 disabled young men I can not remember when I last had a nights sleep, as my boys don't have a good understanding of day ad night and since this council has kindly stopped our transport we have to take the boys ourselves to their day centres, we have really high electric bills and gas bills but have not been given an increase to cover this and we have the heating on most nights because the boys cant cover themselves up , also when these greedy people retire they are made for the rest of their lives WE DO NOT EVEN HAVE A PENSION FROM THEM WE ONLY WILL HAVE OUR OLD AGE PENSION, AND WHEN WE CAN NOT LOOK AFTER OUR BOYS ANY MORE WE HAVE TO MOVE OUT OF OUR HOME THIS KILLS ME SO CAN YOU IMAGING HOW WE FEEL AFTER THE ALL YEARS WE HAVE WORKED FOR SALFORD TO BE JUST THROWN ON THE SCRAP HEAP I REALLY HOPE YOU READ THIS IAN STEWART AND THOSE WHO ARE ON EXTORTIONATE PAY AND I HOPE YOU HAVE NIGHT MARES JUST HINKING OF US AND THOSE IN SALFORD YOU HAVE ALL LET DOWN SHAME ON YOU ALL

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