Seven Northumberland council officials on 'Town Hall Rich List'

Seven council bosses in Northumberland are earning six figure salaries, according to a new study.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:42 pm
Northumberland County Council's County Hall

The TaxPayers’ Alliance annual ‘Town Hall Rich List’ shows that seven senior officers with Northumberland Counthy Council are earning over £100,000 a year in their roles.

A spokeswoman for Northumberland County Council said the local authority did not wish to comment on the public spending pressure group’s findings.

The figures show that Kelly Angus, the council’s executive director of HR and deputy chief executive earns a salary of £146,788.

Allison Joynson, director of transformation, earns a salary of £146,514, while Cath McEvoy-Carr, executive director of adults and children's services earns £153,384 a year.

Daljit Lally, who is the council’s chief executive and head of paid service, earns a salary of £135,927

The council’s director of finance earns £124,400 and its executive director of place earns £110,090.

The Chief fire officer’ salary is £119,430.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance says the 14th version of its annual list comes at a time when – for the average band D property – taxpayers in England will have to pay a council tax rise of 4.4 per cent - an extra £81 a year in 2021/22.

A spokesman said: “Against this background, the number of local authority employees receiving over £100,000 in total remuneration has risen to the highest level since 2013-14.”

Other key findings in the report are that at least 2,802 people employed by local authorities in 2019-20 received more than £100,000 in total remuneration – an increase of 135 on 2018-19 and 693 received over £150,000, 26 more than the previous year.The average number of ‘six figure’ employees in each local authority is seven.