2,500 council staff on £100k

MORE than 2,500 members of staff at UK councils earned over £100,000 in 2011-12, according to a report released today by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.

But this was an 11 per cent decline from the number of high earners on local government payrolls during the 2010-11 financial year, according to analysis of council accounts.

Camden borough council topped the rich list, with 40 employees earning more than £100,000.