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Fat cat public sector workers to be named

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 performance managers”.
 
The number of council staff taking home more than £100,000 is up 14 per cent to 1,250, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance.
 
NHS chief executives’ salaries have doubled in the past decade — up to 50 now earn more than the Prime Minister’s £142,500 pay packet.

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.”
 

 

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