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Cornwall Council 'Fat Cat' Claims

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11:05am 10th May 2013
(Updated 11:05am 10th May 2013)

A row has broken out over the number of people earning more than £100,000 at Cornwall Council.

The Taxpayers' Alliance says last year 12 took home six figures.

But County Hall insists right now only five people are earning that much.

It comes as jobs are at risk and the axe hangs over services.

Eleanor McGrath from the TPA says officials need to protect our money and it is a tough pill for cash-strapped families to swallow: "Shocked and outraged and rightly so, a lot of people have seen their pay frozen for the last couple of years. Hard-pressed taxpayers will not be impressed when it comes down to it and the council says it has no money and demand more council tax, then pay out these massive pay packages.

"I do think it comes down to the responsibility of the council to make theses massive important spending decisions and try to protect taxpayers money rather than spend it on these huge salaries where they could be making essential savings."

In a statement Cornwall Council said:

"Cornwall Council is committed to delivering value for money for council tax payers and currently has the lowest number of staff with salary levels above £100,000 of any large authority in the south west.

"We do not employ 12 members of staff with salary levels above £100,000 a year or 6 members of staff with salary levels above £150,000 as stated in the report issued by Taxpayers Alliance today.  

"The Council currently employs five members of staff with salary levels above £100,000 a year or more, plus one member of staff with a salary level above £150,000 a year.  This is less than other authorities in the south west and significantly less than many other unitary or county councils (see below).   

"Details of the numbers of Council staff earning over £58,000 are clearly published on our website. - www/cornwall.gov.uk "

11:05am 10th May 2013

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