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Taxpayers' Alliance publishes data on Hampshire County Council pay

It's been revealed Hampshire County Council has 19 staff members who are paid over £100,000 a year.

The figures from the Taxpayers' Alliance also show its highest paid employee is the authority's Chief Executive at more than £216,000 per year.

The organisation's also looked at other local authorities across the country.

In response, Hampshire County Council has told us it remains 'vigilant' in bearing down on its costs and staffing, with levels of senior management reducing over the years.

A spokesperson for Hampshire County Council said:

“The data that the Taxpayers’ Alliance has provided is readily available, as we publish these details each year. The figures also include the pay of staff from across almost 500 Hampshire schools – whose salary scales are determined by schools.

“It’s also important to note that the roles of a number of our most senior officers now go beyond the delivery of services on behalf of just Hampshire County Council (the third largest shire council in the country, serving 1.3 million residents). These positions are also responsible for the delivery of a range of services to a number of other local authorities and public sector partners - generating gross income of £130 million.

“In addition to this successful income generation strategy, the County Council remains vigilant in bearing down on its costs and staffing. Over the last ten years, our efficiencies and innovation programmes have delivered nearly £500 million of revenue savings.  Overall levels of senior management have reduced, with the roles they undertake now ever larger, and more complex.

Hampshire County Council is one of the largest and most effective public sector organisations in the country, with a turnover of £2 billion per year, employing over 10,000 people directly and many more indirectly, who deliver a wide range of complex and essential services. We need to recruit and retain the best senior officers but in doing so we constantly ensure that our rates of pay are competitive, but sustainable.”

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