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Star date: 12th June 2017

UP TO 12,000 PAY RISES FOR SALFORD COUNCIL OFFICERS

Six of Salford Council's highest paid officers got pay rises up to 12,000 last year, newly released draft accounts reveal. The biggest take home hikes were for the Strategic Director of Children's and Adult's Services and the Director of Public Health.

Meanwhile, only 22 councillors actually got the basic rate of 10,509, with the rest adding thousands of pounds in 'special allowances' to their pay.

Full details here...


Salford City Council's draft accounts for 2016/17 have been released and show huge pay rises for senior officers.

The biggest hike was for the Strategic Director of Children's and Adult's Services who got a rise of over 12,000; from 127,316 (including pension) in 2015/16 to 139,853 (including pension and 750 electoral duties) in 2016/17.

The Director of Public Health also got a bumper pay rise of almost 10,000; from 107,504 (including pension and 230 electoral duties) in 2015/16, to 117,324 in 2016/17 (including pension and 405 electoral duties).

The Director of Service Reform and Development, presumably the person who does all the staff cuts, saw a pay rise of over 8,000; from 114,114 (including pension and 230 electoral duties) in 2015/16 to 122,455 (including pension and 230 electoral duties) in 2016/17.

The Strategic Director for Environment and Community Safety got a more modest rise of almost 3,000; from 138,478 (including pension and 375 electoral duties) in 2015/16, to 141,106 (including pension and 750 electoral duties) in 2016/17.

And the Director of Finance and Corporate Business got a 2,000 rise; from 120,809 (including pension and 230 electoral duties) in 2015/6, to 122,802 (including pension and 175 electoral duties) in 2016/17. The hikes are offset by the loss of a Development Director.

Jim Taylor, the City Director, was the highest paid employee at the Council, trousering 187,503, including pension and 7,677 electoral duties, in the financial year 2016/17.

Apart from the City Mayor's role, which paid 69,000 in 2016/17, the highest paid councillors were Paula Boshell and John Merry, with 31,455 apiece. Next highest allowances were paid to Lisa Stone who took 27,366 (including 202 travel and subsistence, and 3,092 carer's allowance) and Derek Antrobus, who pocketed 24,464 (including 391.95 for travel and subsistence).

Only 22, of around sixty councillors, got the basic allowance of 10,509, with the rest charging up their incomes with all kinds of special payments for being Executive Lead Members, Support Members, Chairs of Scrutiny Committees and Panels, Opposition Leaders, or sitting on outside bodies like the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester.

During the financial year, seventy school and non-school staff took voluntary redundancy at a cost of 1,057,000.



To read Salford City Council's Draft Accounts for 2016/17 click here


*There is also a 'window' for anyone to ask questions or see receipts related to the accounts. It's called the Public Right To Inspect and runs until 14th July click here for details



Peter McHale wrote
at 06:12:24 on 17 June 2017
And when they have to make cuts, they cut services and not wages for the higher paid, and then blame the government for the cuts to the services. The city director is paid more then the prime minister who is on 149,440 compared with 187,503!!! And people of Salford still go out and vote for them!! Are they for real???

joe oneill wrote
at 10:22:55 on 13 June 2017
The story is nothing new it's been going on for years, the Cllrs on the Labour benches take allowances and then a little cream on the top in chairs outside bodies etc. Look back over the years and you will see the obscene pay rises of offices all the while we get rid of environmental control officers, school auxiliary staff. lolly pop men etc. all the little people with no voice, The Unions bang their chest and still we get the same end result. It helps little that the main inept opposition within council are the Tory party of cuts. The city votes Labour with promises we will never see who's to blame? us we allowed it today we have a council with all the power of a banana republic.

Salford lad wrote
at 10:22:44 on 13 June 2017
A Labour Council with fat cat salaries? They have forgotten their principles!

Trevor Olner wrote
at 19:10:42 on 12 June 2017
I thought public sector pay rises where capped at 1%. So these pay rises are out of order considering the cuts to social services that the council are supposed to provide. With pays rises like this the Labour Council in Salford aren't doing themselves any favours towards respect in the publics eyes .

Mike eden wrote
at 16:11:54 on 12 June 2017
How can these councillors and top staff get such a large pay rise when your cutting services.surley them kind of pay rises sjould be lower and the rest injected back into services.i just understamd why

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