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SALFORD COUNCIL ACCOUNTS REVEAL FIVE STAFF EARNED OVER £700,000 BETWEEN THEM
 

Star date: 6th June 2018

COUNCIL CHIEF EXEC EARNED £198,000 LAST YEAR

Salford City Council's new draft accounts show that just five officers earned £722,117 between them last year , with the Chief Executive the highest paid amongst them, trousering £198,290.

Highest paid councillors included John Merry and Paula Boshell who pulled in £32,643 each. Meanwhile, 64 Council employees were made redundant at a cost of over £1million.

Full details here...


Salford Council's new draft accounts for the financial year 2017-18 have now been published and show that fat cats are still flourishing down at the Civic Centre.

Chief Executive, Jim Taylor, was the highest paid member of staff, with a total pay package, including pension contributions, of £198,290, a rise of over £10,000 on the previous year.

This was largely due to extra payments of £15,045 for 'electoral duties' at last year's GM Mayor Election and General Election (paid by the GMCA and the Electoral Commission) but pretty obscene non-the-less.

Including the Chief Exec's wallet bursting package, five senior officers with new fancy titles pocketed £722,117 between them.

The Strategic Director for Place took home a package of £141,341 (including pension contributions and a 'mere' £380 for one night General Election duties); the Director of Public Health pulled in a very healthy £118,718 (including pension contributions financed by the NHS, £630 for General Election duties and Bolton Council chipping in with his costs) and the Strategic Director for People trousered £140,349 (including pension contributions and £380 for General Election duties).

Other top earners included grand axe wielder, the Director of Service Reform, who earned £123,419 (including pension contributions and £380 for General Election duties) and the Chief Finance Officer, who got £75,698 (including pension contributions but no General Election extras).

Meanwhile, 180 school and non-school Council staff earned over £50,000, while 64 members of staff packed their bags, via voluntary redundancy and early retirement, at a cost of £1,070,000.

Our elected representatives didn't do too badly in the earning stakes, with the City Mayor pulling in £64,408 (including £142 travel exes), and his Deputies, John Merry and Paula Boshell taking home £32,643 each.

Other big earners included Councillors David Lancaster £26,524; Lisa Stone £26,949; Derek Antrobus £24,451; Roger Jones* £24,836; John Ferguson £24,313; Bill Hinds* £24,313; Tracy Kelly £24,313 and Gina Reynolds £22,434. Please do spare a tear for Ann-Marie Humphreys who lost her £21,030 package after being kicked out of Kersal at the last local election.


The Salford City Council draft accounts for 2017-18 are now available to view on the Council's website – click here

Any resident also has the right to inspect the accounts, ask questions and to view any receipts until 13th July. Just phone 0161 793 2016 to arrange a viewing.

See also previous Salford Star article: What Do Salford Councillors Do All Day? – click here

*On the members' allowances list, Bill Hinds is down as Charles, and Roger Jones is down as John for some reason.

Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 14:28:02 on 10 June 2018
You're off topic, Michael.
 
History teacher wrote
at 14:27:54 on 10 June 2018
Hi Michael. Were you related to the Fels, Felsen or Felseburg Jewish families who were victims of Nazi Auschwitz holocaust?
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 14:25:13 on 10 June 2018
Felsey, stop fannying about! You were expelled from Labour because the party no longer trusted you! It had nothing to do with your sexuality or religion - I'd like to know, is there a honest bone in your body?
 
Felsey wrote
at 05:21:43 on 10 June 2018
Good to see Salford Star snap writers back in line. Sometimes I see people go off topic but know their intentions are probably a sign that they care. I say never envy another’s green grass. Even now after 9 years expulsion from Labour they fail to say if it was because I am gay or because of my Jewish heritage. But while it matters to me I know like those off topic writers it matters little to other readers when someone if off track. Maybe the point is we should read their views between the lines to discover the truth they are trying to air. As a gay jew obviously Labour will remain lost for justification in their ongoing unjustified expulsion, IMO.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 18:03:49 on 08 June 2018
Please note that any comments having a go at other posters and off subject will not be published
 
white wrote
at 12:27:59 on 08 June 2018
More information for Mr Dennett’s lap-dog, or is it Mr Dennett himself? A check of councillor’s attendance at council and committee meetings brings forth some interesting examples. Councillor A: 40% attendance; paid £14k on top of standard allowance. Councillor B: 50% attendance; paid £8.5k on top of standard allowance. Councillor C: 50% attendance; paid £7.4k on top of standard allowance. The list goes on. If P.G.R. wants more he can easily find them; all the details are published.
 
Mary ferrer wrote
at 09:48:23 on 08 June 2018
Marc,if they did a good job fine. But they appear to be looking after people like Peel who are now biting the council in the derriere.They also seem to find it very hard to get money from developers. My moto is never give up and carry on winding them up
 
Retired Socailst wrote
at 23:10:20 on 07 June 2018
Fuck me are the Rumours true Rossi is really Dennett? No one else would come out with this pile of shite. No wonder people have stopped dropping comments down. Can you imagine someone who claims to live in a flat, scabs free food from refugees, and moans salix are on the verge of evicting him, and can still support Dennett's Labour! Unless it is Dennett.
 
Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 20:38:51 on 07 June 2018
People, just Stop hating, okay. You sound like a bunch of whining, jealous bitches. Obviously many of the Councillors will have other jobs. Jobs that they've had from before they were Councillors. It is irrelevant. They are still very good value for Our money. And Mayor Paul ... He does a sterling job. For my opinion he performs the democratically elected role of Mayor with all of the panache and the aplomb that we citizens have come to expect. Like I said People, stop hating, your envy isn't just green, it's luminous. I'm suprised that Salford doesnt have its very own Northern Lights phenomena, what with the envy that emanates from You Bastards. Just get with the project, Capice? And learn to live, and to believe and yes, to love, again; and remember People ... SOCIALISM! Now, and ALWAYS....
 
Adrian wrote
at 20:38:26 on 07 June 2018
The benefits of being a council slob . These slobs are unemployable in the real world of work .
 
Marc wrote
at 20:34:46 on 07 June 2018
Mary the residents gave you your p45 years ago and try as you do to get back in they have the sense to keep you out! There’s a lot of clowns on here who have no idea about running budgets running into millions. In the real world these jobs are about 5 times more, but thank god we have public spirited individuals prepared to work for well below the average rate for similar job, and get a load of grief off lazy clowns in the process. If you want something in life get out and get it instead of sitting indoors crying about others who have made something of their lives.
 
Felsey wrote
at 20:33:58 on 07 June 2018
Mr Rossi let me correct you. I do not object to the Councillor pay. If I was M the assets sale means I could double their allowance and double the pay of all Salford Council staff, attracting the best brains to the roles. The exiting Mayor would get an automatic 5 year consultancy on leaving equal to the Chief Executive pay. I am sure you know I would not take pay for the role to avoid any conflict of interest and avoid jail. My one aim is to sort out our Council as a strong future success where everyone gets the best deal.
 
white wrote
at 23:41:53 on 06 June 2018
Mr.Rossi might care to reflect on the fact that 29 councillors have declared other income from employment. So if they have other employment their council work is only part-time. Of those with no other employment a significant number have passed the retirement age, I’m sure we could all name most, so any payment is a nice little earner above and beyond their pensions [state and/or private]. I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a £10,000+ extra for what is a part-time job. And I’d jump at the chance of another few thousand on top of that, £13,000+ in at least two cases.
 
Realist wrote
at 23:41:48 on 06 June 2018
"Why shouldn't The Mayor live in a Social Housing high rise" asks Philip Giuseppe Rossi. Simple. He's being paid £60k+, and living in social housing he is depriving someone earning a mere fraction of that of a home with an affordable rent. I think, P G R should get his nose out of the Mayor's fundament and start being realistic.
 
fletcher wrote
at 23:41:14 on 06 June 2018
I am sure that someone, perhaps even Mr Rossi, knows how many Salford councillors have other jobs and sources of income.
 
Mary ferrer wrote
at 23:40:53 on 06 June 2018
Philip glad you understand they work for us. It's a bloody pity they don't. If your mate Mr Mayor and all the other over paid under achieving money grabbing labour council worked for Aldi or M&S they would be given their p45 a long time ago.
 
Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 19:20:46 on 06 June 2018
As is to be expected, I was right. After four years Aldi Managers get seventy grand a year, an Audi A4 company car and private health insurance. And that's for managing a supermarket. Personally I believe that Mayor Dennett and our councillors are actually underpaid. I think that ALL reasonable people will agree with me, with the obvious exceptions of the Usual Suspects, O'Neill, Ferrer, Felse and Retired Socialist, etc. Just be grateful for what you've got Okay. They are Our servants, working tirelessly to keep this medium sized city ticking over. They're not well paid. Not that is unless you judge their salaries on the salaries of people stacking shelves in shops like Poundland. They are actually good value for money. So show some gratitude people, and quit bickering like little bitches. And remember ... SOCIALISM!!!
 
Retired Socailst wrote
at 19:20:33 on 06 June 2018
Mr Rossi These Bastards moan over the TORIES and screw the arse out of the limited funds we have, you must be on something to support it, you take free food and face eviction and yet support these basic rape of the city. Seen every April pre election and like hibernating bears disappear after May. Labour a bunch of users voted in due to a city doped up on Apathy.
 
Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 18:10:20 on 06 June 2018
Retired (National) Socialist, What are you on about, they're not even that well paid. Security guards who are self employed make more than your average Councillor, who appears to be on about twenty five grand a year. Out of that they have to pay income tax at twenty percent and national insurance contributions at twelve percent. Then you have the two below Paul, Merry and Boshell, they're on just under thirty three thousand. For what they do it is peanuts. Look at the Mayor, Paul. He's the political leader of a city with a quarter of a million people in it. He gets sixty four G's. Before tax. Hardly a King's ransom. It wouldn't suprise me if the managers of supermarkets get paid more than him and most definitely the others. Just eat your sour grapes you negative pontificator.
 
Retired Socailst wrote
at 16:28:35 on 06 June 2018
It's no bleeding wonder your Labour councillors always have a smile on their bloody faces.
 
M. Booth wrote
at 14:37:13 on 06 June 2018
Why are the people putting up with this, what job in the council can justify this kind of salary especially when the people of Salford are suffering cuts to major services and jobs worthy of saleries being paid
 
Gareth L wrote
at 14:36:53 on 06 June 2018
Services cut because of Tory cuts! ( Yet sky high salaries paid and pay rises. The same people on the gravy train. We're all in it together?
 
Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 14:35:44 on 06 June 2018
Why shouldn't The Mayor live in a Social Housing high rise and be close to his people. I actually find it touching. I like the fact that he has the common touch, that he has no airs and graces, that he chooses to live in a block of former council flats. Good on him.
 
Jimbo wrote
at 14:35:37 on 06 June 2018
Those on way above £30k are most certainly overpaid but I have no issue with the councillors being on around £24k as that is an average salary. Unless of course they are multiple jobs and being a councillor is just a hobby to them.
 
wrote
at 14:35:26 on 06 June 2018
....just waiting for citizen "I live on the Broadwalk" Rossi to take up his arse licking stance
 
Jerry wrote
at 10:48:45 on 06 June 2018
Yeah the mayor really needs his social housing flat when he's on that salary doesn't he? He's another Bob Crow.
 
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