30 council staff paid more than £100,000

30 council staff paid more than £100,000

30 council staff paid more than £100,000

First published in News

ESSEX County Council has come under fire after it emerged it has the second-highest number of staff paid more than £100,000 a year.

Campaign group the Taxpayers’ Alliance has published its annual Town Hall Rich List, which reveals County Hall is only behind Glasgow City Council for the number of staff it has on huge salaries.

In 2012/13, 30 members of staff were given a renumeration package of more than £100,000.

That includes chief executive Joanna Killian, shared with Brentwood Council, who took home a total package of £236,649 that year.

That includes a base salary of £210,000.

County Hall did not reveal the job titles of the 29 other staff.

Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the Taxpayer’s Alliance, said: “Taxpayers expect their council to be filling potholes, not pay packets.

“Many rank-and-file staff in local councils will be equally appalled.

“At a time when councils across the country are freezing pay, it appears the money they’re saving is being used to line the pockets of town hall tycoon.”

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3:16pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

FAT CATS GETTING THE CREAM
FAT CATS GETTING THE CREAM Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Wed 6 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

I think this is an outrage on an outrageous scale.

£3,000,000 for 30 council staff per year, every year.

And they're turning off the street lights to save money. Utter lunacy.
I think this is an outrage on an outrageous scale. £3,000,000 for 30 council staff per year, every year. And they're turning off the street lights to save money. Utter lunacy. MilesBond
  • Score: 5

3:51pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

Im getting my CV in
Im getting my CV in Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ddf35 says...

Why are there so many people paid huge amounts more than say, the Prime Minister (*meant* to be be responsible for the whole country) - when they are just running 1 thing, like ECC. it seems weird. Even the CEX for my local council is only paid a little bit less than the PM (not saying he deserves more, just an example!
Why are there so many people paid huge amounts more than say, the Prime Minister (*meant* to be be responsible for the whole country) - when they are just running 1 thing, like ECC. it seems weird. Even the CEX for my local council is only paid a little bit less than the PM (not saying he deserves more, just an example! ddf35
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

"Top earner remained chief executive Bala Mahendran, despite him going on a three-day week.

From April 2013 to March 2014, he pulled in a total of £190,886 including bonuses, expenses, benefits and pension contributions, despite going part-time last August."

Sourced From Echo last week... http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/11367594
.Senior_council_staf
f___s_9__rise_during
_cuts/

Time for the new administration to start looking at what this character actually does in the average working week. This is one example of many.

And to my usual critics like the thick and moronic Devil's Advocate, if you wish to live up to your name, try attending public meetings and see how these people earn their money or not, as the case may be.

I have to run the gauntlet of the thick and gutless anonymous morons on and off this website but I will not be deterred..

They have tried to shut me up but I will not be silenced. Instead of attacking me, have the courage to do what I do and expose these people for what they are. Bullies and users.

And I don't give a monkey's if they are Conservative, Labour, UKIP or any other, they are ALL under scrutiny for their actions, some more than others because some of them make a nuisance of themselves. And trying to bully people into silence only works when the one being bullied gives in.

No way Jose!

Shouting and bawling insults at me or trying to silence or ostracise me will only result in me shouting louder.

I predict in the coming year, more and more of these top earning types will be forced to justify their existence. Hopefully most will be given their marching orders because if their pay is performance related, from what I have seen around certain parts of Basildon, they are totally and utterly USELESS.

And no amount of trying to silence their critics will make one iota of difference. And believe me, I am not the only one gunning for these people.

Since when did we stop having a democracy in this country? Oh yes that's right, during Labour's disastrous 13 year long fascist regime, when we became a police state and nobody was allowed to question or criticise those elected by the PUBLIC or in this case, were NOT elected by the public.

We live in a country that now has a culture of fear: you can be locked up or harassed just for having an opinion - or even being a VICTIM of crime. Totally absurd.

That's my point, people like Bala Mahendran ARE UNELECTED and therefore should be just as answerable for fat pay rises or indeed, being on phone number salaries at all, particularly when they don't put in a full time week like everybody else.

It is now the Echo's duty as our local newspaper to follow up exactly what it is they ARE doing on a day to day basis to earn their very large and over inflated crust whilst others exist in poverty and trying to make ends meet.. It's obscene.

The difference between myself and some of you idiots on here who criticise me is I do something about it, using legitimate channels rather than just criticising others.. (I don't report all my activities on here. I just get on with it. When I am not on here and not working or doing other stuff, I am questioning the right of such people to be in the positions they are. What do you do? That's right, you question my right to do it. Sheeple!)

If you have a problem with these people earning a lot of money for old rope, stop **** among yourselves and constantly haranguing me.

Get off your backside and take your complaints to a legitimate authority and persist with it. And expose those who abuse the system by awarding themselves fat pay packets and wage rises.

I am not giving up despite their efforts to make me. This is WHY I am outside party politics so I can be truly independent. I WILL persist in trying to find out for myself a) if these people are fit to run a whelk stall let alone a council (and SHOULD they be running it in the first place, i thought that was the job of ELECTED members) and b) that my council tax isn't being spent on paying a lot of useless dead wood.

Furthermore, who and what my friends are is an irrelevance.

All I am interested in is the truth, regardless of what colour rosettes they wear. And the truth will out whether they like it or not.

Tell me you don't think the same and I will call you a liar.

People have had enough of this and judgement day is coming.

Very soon.
"Top earner remained chief executive Bala Mahendran, despite him going on a three-day week. From April 2013 to March 2014, he pulled in a total of £190,886 including bonuses, expenses, benefits and pension contributions, despite going part-time last August." Sourced From Echo last week... http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/11367594 .Senior_council_staf f___s_9__rise_during _cuts/ Time for the new administration to start looking at what this character actually does in the average working week. This is one example of many. And to my usual critics like the thick and moronic Devil's Advocate, if you wish to live up to your name, try attending public meetings and see how these people earn their money or not, as the case may be. I have to run the gauntlet of the thick and gutless anonymous morons on and off this website but I will not be deterred.. They have tried to shut me up but I will not be silenced. Instead of attacking me, have the courage to do what I do and expose these people for what they are. Bullies and users. And I don't give a monkey's if they are Conservative, Labour, UKIP or any other, they are ALL under scrutiny for their actions, some more than others because some of them make a nuisance of themselves. And trying to bully people into silence only works when the one being bullied gives in. No way Jose! Shouting and bawling insults at me or trying to silence or ostracise me will only result in me shouting louder. I predict in the coming year, more and more of these top earning types will be forced to justify their existence. Hopefully most will be given their marching orders because if their pay is performance related, from what I have seen around certain parts of Basildon, they are totally and utterly USELESS. And no amount of trying to silence their critics will make one iota of difference. And believe me, I am not the only one gunning for these people. Since when did we stop having a democracy in this country? Oh yes that's right, during Labour's disastrous 13 year long fascist regime, when we became a police state and nobody was allowed to question or criticise those elected by the PUBLIC or in this case, were NOT elected by the public. We live in a country that now has a culture of fear: you can be locked up or harassed just for having an opinion - or even being a VICTIM of crime. Totally absurd. That's my point, people like Bala Mahendran ARE UNELECTED and therefore should be just as answerable for fat pay rises or indeed, being on phone number salaries at all, particularly when they don't put in a full time week like everybody else. It is now the Echo's duty as our local newspaper to follow up exactly what it is they ARE doing on a day to day basis to earn their very large and over inflated crust whilst others exist in poverty and trying to make ends meet.. It's obscene. The difference between myself and some of you idiots on here who criticise me is I do something about it, using legitimate channels rather than just criticising others.. (I don't report all my activities on here. I just get on with it. When I am not on here and not working or doing other stuff, I am questioning the right of such people to be in the positions they are. What do you do? That's right, you question my right to do it. Sheeple!) If you have a problem with these people earning a lot of money for old rope, stop **** among yourselves and constantly haranguing me. Get off your backside and take your complaints to a legitimate authority and persist with it. And expose those who abuse the system by awarding themselves fat pay packets and wage rises. I am not giving up despite their efforts to make me. This is WHY I am outside party politics so I can be truly independent. I WILL persist in trying to find out for myself a) if these people are fit to run a whelk stall let alone a council (and SHOULD they be running it in the first place, i thought that was the job of ELECTED members) and b) that my council tax isn't being spent on paying a lot of useless dead wood. Furthermore, who and what my friends are is an irrelevance. All I am interested in is the truth, regardless of what colour rosettes they wear. And the truth will out whether they like it or not. Tell me you don't think the same and I will call you a liar. People have had enough of this and judgement day is coming. Very soon. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

She's very excited today isn't she.

But why if she lives in Rayleigh is she obsessed with Basildon Council? I do hope her near harrasment of Basildon council officers isnt distracting them from doing their job - the jobs that my council tax pays them to do.
She's very excited today isn't she. But why if she lives in Rayleigh is she obsessed with Basildon Council? I do hope her near harrasment of Basildon council officers isnt distracting them from doing their job - the jobs that my council tax pays them to do. cropped hero
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
"Top earner remained chief executive Bala Mahendran, despite him going on a three-day week.

From April 2013 to March 2014, he pulled in a total of £190,886 including bonuses, expenses, benefits and pension contributions, despite going part-time last August."

Sourced From Echo last week... http://www.echo-news

.co.uk/news/11367594

.Senior_council_staf

f___s_9__rise_during

_cuts/

Time for the new administration to start looking at what this character actually does in the average working week. This is one example of many.

And to my usual critics like the thick and moronic Devil's Advocate, if you wish to live up to your name, try attending public meetings and see how these people earn their money or not, as the case may be.

I have to run the gauntlet of the thick and gutless anonymous morons on and off this website but I will not be deterred..

They have tried to shut me up but I will not be silenced. Instead of attacking me, have the courage to do what I do and expose these people for what they are. Bullies and users.

And I don't give a monkey's if they are Conservative, Labour, UKIP or any other, they are ALL under scrutiny for their actions, some more than others because some of them make a nuisance of themselves. And trying to bully people into silence only works when the one being bullied gives in.

No way Jose!

Shouting and bawling insults at me or trying to silence or ostracise me will only result in me shouting louder.

I predict in the coming year, more and more of these top earning types will be forced to justify their existence. Hopefully most will be given their marching orders because if their pay is performance related, from what I have seen around certain parts of Basildon, they are totally and utterly USELESS.

And no amount of trying to silence their critics will make one iota of difference. And believe me, I am not the only one gunning for these people.

Since when did we stop having a democracy in this country? Oh yes that's right, during Labour's disastrous 13 year long fascist regime, when we became a police state and nobody was allowed to question or criticise those elected by the PUBLIC or in this case, were NOT elected by the public.

We live in a country that now has a culture of fear: you can be locked up or harassed just for having an opinion - or even being a VICTIM of crime. Totally absurd.

That's my point, people like Bala Mahendran ARE UNELECTED and therefore should be just as answerable for fat pay rises or indeed, being on phone number salaries at all, particularly when they don't put in a full time week like everybody else.

It is now the Echo's duty as our local newspaper to follow up exactly what it is they ARE doing on a day to day basis to earn their very large and over inflated crust whilst others exist in poverty and trying to make ends meet.. It's obscene.

The difference between myself and some of you idiots on here who criticise me is I do something about it, using legitimate channels rather than just criticising others.. (I don't report all my activities on here. I just get on with it. When I am not on here and not working or doing other stuff, I am questioning the right of such people to be in the positions they are. What do you do? That's right, you question my right to do it. Sheeple!)

If you have a problem with these people earning a lot of money for old rope, stop **** among yourselves and constantly haranguing me.

Get off your backside and take your complaints to a legitimate authority and persist with it. And expose those who abuse the system by awarding themselves fat pay packets and wage rises.

I am not giving up despite their efforts to make me. This is WHY I am outside party politics so I can be truly independent. I WILL persist in trying to find out for myself a) if these people are fit to run a whelk stall let alone a council (and SHOULD they be running it in the first place, i thought that was the job of ELECTED members) and b) that my council tax isn't being spent on paying a lot of useless dead wood.

Furthermore, who and what my friends are is an irrelevance.

All I am interested in is the truth, regardless of what colour rosettes they wear. And the truth will out whether they like it or not.

Tell me you don't think the same and I will call you a liar.

People have had enough of this and judgement day is coming.

Very soon.
MegaRant at it again..

"And to my usual critics like the thick and moronic Devil's Advocate, if you wish to live up to your name, try attending public meetings and see how these people earn their money or not, as the case may be.'

Perhaps he has a life compared to you?




" I have to run the gauntlet of the thick and gutless anonymous morons on and off this website"

Not without cause.

" but I will not be deterred"

What have you actually achieved?

" And I don't give a monkey's if they are Conservative, Labour, UKIP "

As long as they are 'lefties'

" I predict in the coming year"

Now she's Mystic Hag!

"Since when did we stop having a democracy in this country?"

LOL...the naive question of an imbecile...the question might be ' when will we start having democracy in this country'

" It is now the Echo's duty as our local newspaper to follow up exactly what it is they ARE doing on a day to day basis to earn their very large and over inflated crust"

HAHAHA....Stop you are creasing me up...the media's duty is to perpetrate the propaganda not challenge it...you have spent to much time in empty council chambers waiting for meeting to start to know whats going on all around you.

'Sheeple' Now theres a 'leftie' term if I ever heard one


"I am not giving up despite their efforts to make me"

"their" being everyone in the world..

"This is WHY I am outside party politics so I can be truly independent"

Hahahaha...oh how people can deceive themselves...yes dear, of course thats the reason..

" that my council tax"

Should that read 'subsidised' council tax?

"People have had enough of this and judgement day is coming"

Perhaps those with dead political careers will rise and take the helm?

Gandy...you are barking...in more than one way.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: "Top earner remained chief executive Bala Mahendran, despite him going on a three-day week. From April 2013 to March 2014, he pulled in a total of £190,886 including bonuses, expenses, benefits and pension contributions, despite going part-time last August." Sourced From Echo last week... http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/11367594 .Senior_council_staf f___s_9__rise_during _cuts/ Time for the new administration to start looking at what this character actually does in the average working week. This is one example of many. And to my usual critics like the thick and moronic Devil's Advocate, if you wish to live up to your name, try attending public meetings and see how these people earn their money or not, as the case may be. I have to run the gauntlet of the thick and gutless anonymous morons on and off this website but I will not be deterred.. They have tried to shut me up but I will not be silenced. Instead of attacking me, have the courage to do what I do and expose these people for what they are. Bullies and users. And I don't give a monkey's if they are Conservative, Labour, UKIP or any other, they are ALL under scrutiny for their actions, some more than others because some of them make a nuisance of themselves. And trying to bully people into silence only works when the one being bullied gives in. No way Jose! Shouting and bawling insults at me or trying to silence or ostracise me will only result in me shouting louder. I predict in the coming year, more and more of these top earning types will be forced to justify their existence. Hopefully most will be given their marching orders because if their pay is performance related, from what I have seen around certain parts of Basildon, they are totally and utterly USELESS. And no amount of trying to silence their critics will make one iota of difference. And believe me, I am not the only one gunning for these people. Since when did we stop having a democracy in this country? Oh yes that's right, during Labour's disastrous 13 year long fascist regime, when we became a police state and nobody was allowed to question or criticise those elected by the PUBLIC or in this case, were NOT elected by the public. We live in a country that now has a culture of fear: you can be locked up or harassed just for having an opinion - or even being a VICTIM of crime. Totally absurd. That's my point, people like Bala Mahendran ARE UNELECTED and therefore should be just as answerable for fat pay rises or indeed, being on phone number salaries at all, particularly when they don't put in a full time week like everybody else. It is now the Echo's duty as our local newspaper to follow up exactly what it is they ARE doing on a day to day basis to earn their very large and over inflated crust whilst others exist in poverty and trying to make ends meet.. It's obscene. The difference between myself and some of you idiots on here who criticise me is I do something about it, using legitimate channels rather than just criticising others.. (I don't report all my activities on here. I just get on with it. When I am not on here and not working or doing other stuff, I am questioning the right of such people to be in the positions they are. What do you do? That's right, you question my right to do it. Sheeple!) If you have a problem with these people earning a lot of money for old rope, stop **** among yourselves and constantly haranguing me. Get off your backside and take your complaints to a legitimate authority and persist with it. And expose those who abuse the system by awarding themselves fat pay packets and wage rises. I am not giving up despite their efforts to make me. This is WHY I am outside party politics so I can be truly independent. I WILL persist in trying to find out for myself a) if these people are fit to run a whelk stall let alone a council (and SHOULD they be running it in the first place, i thought that was the job of ELECTED members) and b) that my council tax isn't being spent on paying a lot of useless dead wood. Furthermore, who and what my friends are is an irrelevance. All I am interested in is the truth, regardless of what colour rosettes they wear. And the truth will out whether they like it or not. Tell me you don't think the same and I will call you a liar. People have had enough of this and judgement day is coming. Very soon.[/p][/quote]MegaRant at it again.. "And to my usual critics like the thick and moronic Devil's Advocate, if you wish to live up to your name, try attending public meetings and see how these people earn their money or not, as the case may be.' Perhaps he has a life compared to you? " I have to run the gauntlet of the thick and gutless anonymous morons on and off this website" Not without cause. " but I will not be deterred" What have you actually achieved? " And I don't give a monkey's if they are Conservative, Labour, UKIP " As long as they are 'lefties' " I predict in the coming year" Now she's Mystic Hag! "Since when did we stop having a democracy in this country?" LOL...the naive question of an imbecile...the question might be ' when will we start having democracy in this country' " It is now the Echo's duty as our local newspaper to follow up exactly what it is they ARE doing on a day to day basis to earn their very large and over inflated crust" HAHAHA....Stop you are creasing me up...the media's duty is to perpetrate the propaganda not challenge it...you have spent to much time in empty council chambers waiting for meeting to start to know whats going on all around you. 'Sheeple' Now theres a 'leftie' term if I ever heard one "I am not giving up despite their efforts to make me" "their" being everyone in the world.. "This is WHY I am outside party politics so I can be truly independent" Hahahaha...oh how people can deceive themselves...yes dear, of course thats the reason.. " that my council tax" Should that read 'subsidised' council tax? "People have had enough of this and judgement day is coming" Perhaps those with dead political careers will rise and take the helm? Gandy...you are barking...in more than one way. ThisYear
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