Council Removes Salary Details From Website

The Council has removed details of senior manager’s salaries from their website.

A statement on the site says that this is in response to the publication of new Government recommendations for local authorities on what should be reported.

Councils are required by law to publish financial information and the recommendations introduce a number of new or changed rules, including publication of the type and location of assets and senior officer salaries over £58,200. The Town Hall had previously listed everyone earning more than £30,000.

Data must also include budgets and overall salary cost of staff reporting to each senior employee as well as copies of contracts and tenders to businesses and to the voluntary community.

The Council says it is now considering the implication of the new rules and will issue revised guidance “after consultation with the relevant parties.”