Name and shame fat cat bureaucrats, Number 10 told
Show me the moggy
The Information Commissioner's Office has told the Cabinet Office to release salary details on 24 people earning more than £150,000 a year who refused to have their details released.
Salary details for high-earning civil servants were released in July 2010, but 24 public servants wanted their pay kept secret.
Prime Minister David Cameron made much of his promise to publish all such information. The names, job titles and salaries for hundreds of the
over-paid best-paid public servants were released as promised, but the Cabinet Office withheld some names.
The list did include some 18 members of the Cabinet Office earning between £150,000 and £235,000, along with dozens of other public servants.
The ICO was responding to a Freedom of Information request which the Cabinet Office turned down in August last year.
The Cabinet Office now has 35 days to release the information or appeal the decision.
ICO boss Christopher Graham's salary was increased to £140,000 a year in late 2007. ®
The whole executive class
(spawn of Satan) is out of control... Pay cut in recession: don't make me laugh. What happens is they make a few hundred redundancies then award themselves an F off big bonus for making efficiency savings, then when the recession is over award themselves another big bonus for expanding the company again...
Then don't get me on the whole circle jerk thing of offering top quartile pay in order to get top quartile executives... There are, unsuprisingly, not enough top quartile excs to go round, so thats yet more pay inflation for the executives... but funnily enough not for the people who do the actual work...
Executives, public or otherwise, seem to have forgotten they are fundamentally an overhead, a neccesary one, but an overhead, whose only purpose is to help the people who do the real work deliver value to the shareholders...
Bloody hell, its almost enough to turn you into a bloody socialist...
Bad name for the rest
When I was a Civil grunt four years ago, I earned £14k.
I'm now told I'm under threat of being fired due to my "Gold Plated" pension, which my last pension stated would be £8k at 65 years of age.
I'm of the opinion you should be forced to show your worth if you want the big money; some bosses may be worth it but how about ones who advice on financial matters or other areas which have gone completely down the pan?
"I advised the government on the world economy for the last 6 years..... I deserve the £100k plus....not my fault that we are now bankrupt and firing everyone. Tell you what, just fire the lower grades and keep me!"
Right the first time
How about the leader on the Labour ( who else ) council in Luton, awarded herself an 87% pay rise.
There is no justification for this except 'because I can and there's nothing you can do about it'