Fat cat public sector workers to be named
Posted by Ian at 1 29 PM on Sunday, May 30
THE Government is set to name EVERY public
sector worker who earns more than £100,000.
Senior civil servants were warned last week that
their name, job description and salary will be published by the Cabinet Office
over the next few weeks.
Thousands of fat-cat council workers will get the
same treatment later this year.
The move is part of a government plan to crack down
on excessive wages. A Treasury source said: “Government departments have been
able to hide the salaries they pay.
“This is not a witch-hunt but we are in a dangerous
economic situation and every penny has to be accounted for.”
In the emergency Budget next month, Chancellor
George Osborne is expected to pass new rules ensuring every high salary has to
be approved by his office. There will also be moves to limit bonuses paid to
civil servants and contractors.
And there are plans for at least a one-year pay
freeze on all public sector workers earning more than £18,000.
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison
has already admitted his £213,000 salary is too much and criticised “mercenary
The number of council staff taking home more than
£100,000 is up 14 per cent to 1,250, according to the Taxpayers’
NHS chief executives’ salaries have doubled in the
past decade — up to 50 now earn more than the Prime Minister’s £142,500 pay
Many of the highest earners are from recently nationalised banks. Former
RBS executive director Mark Fisher tops the list with £1.39 million and ex-chief
executive Fred “The Shred” Goodwin pulled in £1.3 million.
Taxpayers’ Alliance boss Matthew Elliott said:
“Taxpayers have a right to know what top civil servants are getting paid. We
applaud the Government’s move towards transparency.”