How much did Chief Exec of South Somerset District Council get last year? £569k Watch

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What was the pay packet for the head-busybody for managing half of a quiet, underpopulated, leafy rural council paid last year?

In total - £569,000 in pay and pension contributions. That is complete madness.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...d-just-54.html

This isn't party political - it goes on in almost all of local government - the gold-plated pay and pensions of these council drones are absurd.

Two other council workers got pay of over £300,000 at the same council, you won't believe their job titles"

Mark Pollock, who was the “Corporate Director for Economic Vitality”, left after receiving £380,000 in taxpayers’ money. He set up Mark Pollock Planning and is also involved with a consultancy called Alan Brown Associates. Alan Brown Associates set up Yeovil Vision, which supports regeneration in Yeovil and is funded by South Somerset District Council.
So he took £380,000 and left the council, then set up a private firm which is obviously lucratively funded by his old friends at the council.
David Stapleton, the Corporate Director of Health & Well-being at the district council, received £308,000. He is now the director of SCIPP – the Somerset Community Infrastructure Providers Partnership. SCIPP, which operates out of the Town Hall in Langport. It is funded by the Lottery Fund and Somerset County Council.
Pay whatever you want in the private sector - your value as an employee will be dictated by the free market. The public sector is another story - a horror story where idiots who couldn't work in the private sector relax, take a couple of weeks off sick each year, fill out some forms, and then decide to generously pay themselves into the Rich List out of our tax.

And my bin collection is still crap, the road still have potholes, crime is going up, the roads aren't gritted when needed, and gypsies are living on my neighbour's field. Come on, it isn't a hard job.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...d-just-54.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-12506283
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(Original post by loafer)
And my bin collection is still crap, the road still have potholes, crime is going up, the roads aren't gritted when needed, and gypsies are living on my neighbour's field. Come on, it isn't a hard job.
The chief exec doesn't actually deal with any of these things.
Potholes are dealt by the country council, crime by the police, the roads aren't always gritted because councils quite often run out of grit - the country goes on a low in total - in the cold patches. And the gypsies living in your neighbour's field is about law loopholes or whatever - not about the job of the chief exec.

To your argument, yes that is a huge amount of money, you'll also find that not everyone gets paid the same amount - it varies county to county depending on the councillors - Tory councillors are bringing in the cuts, whilst the Labour councillors are still arguing that they should make the staff take pay cuts - on a purely partisan basis.
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Langport's tiny as well. :sad: That was a useful contribution.
Should't the prime minister get paid the most, as that's the top council/government/job in that area, so noone should be paid more.
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Good for them...

My friends friends cousins dog got £50 for going on tv.
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"X has happened, this is clear evidence that all of my opinions are true."

They are clearly overpaid, but really you don't have a clue about their work.
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Langport's tiny as well. :sad: That was a useful contribution.
Should't the prime minister get paid the most, as that's the top council/government/job in that area, so noone should be paid more.
I agree.

Gordon Brown was paid a ridiculously small sum I would have paid him and Blair at least £4million a year, after all Sven Goran Eriksson got that for managing England, Brown saved the UK from a banking meltdown.
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What was the pay packet for the head-busybody for managing half of a quiet, underpopulated, leafy rural council paid last year?

In total - £569,000 in pay and pension contributions. That is complete madness.
Don't worry mate in this socialist tax driven country, there won't have been much left in his take home pay once the Inland Revenue have had their share. It's not like this Chief Executive could leave and relocate to Belize, he had to bend over and take it like a ***** from the taxman.
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