If you want to know why the UK has ended up in a financial mess, here is part of the story…
“More than 2,200 council staff earned over £100,000 last year – as many of them pocketed generous redundancy packages.
Research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance found 2,295 were paid six-figure sums in 2009-10, up 18% on the previous year. The number receiving in excess of £250,000 more than doubled from 19 to 48 over the same period.
Top of the “rich list” was Phil Dolan, whose redundancy package on stepping down as South Somerset chief executive last March totalled £569,000. These local Government officers have their noses so deep in the trough that I dare say they never see daylight – just ££ signs.”
The need to bring fiscal rectitude to local Government is urgent and balance needs restored.