Spend money on day centres, not fat cat salaries

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It is good news that the number of council staff earning six figure salaries is 5% down on the previous year’s figures.

But nevertheless the 2012-13 Town Hall Rich List compiled by the Tax Payers’ Alliance reveals at least 2,181 staff earning more than £100,000 per annum.

And 93 councils across the country have actually increased the numbers raking in such sums.

How can it be right that local authorities pleading poverty and cutting back services are on the other hand paying such high salaries to a “select few” of their staff?

Workers in all spheres of life are having to tighten their belts and accept pay freezes and councils should remember they are there to serve the public and provide the best value. I have no doubt residents and council tax payers would rather have their money spent on basics such as keeping day centres open and pot hole repairs than keeping “fat cats” in caviare.

UKIP North-West MEP Paul Nuttall