Figures from across the county show just how much the top earners are on and at Bassetlaw District Council there is one employee who took home a salary of more than £100,000- there are also nine people at a county level who make more than £100,000 and two who made more than £150,000.
Across the East Midlands there are 206 people with different councils on a wage of more than £100,000; 30 on more than £150,000 and four people across the region take home a whopping £200,000.
These findings were done as part of The Public Sector Rich List, by the TaxPayers’ Alliance - in conjunction with the Daily Mail - and a comprehensive list of local authority employees who had total annual remuneration over £100,000 has been compiled.
Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Local authorities that are providing more for less and delivering council tax cuts clearly have talented people at the helm, but taxpayers living in poorly performing areas will be furious at the scale of some of these massive pay awards.
“After more than a decade of reckless spending and council tax hikes, local politicians now have to make necessary savings and the pay and perks for the town hall elite have to come under the spotlight.
“We all deserve to know how our money is being spent, and taxpayers should have the right to decide if they are getting value for their money from public servants.”
More than 6,000 Freedom of Information requests were issued nationally to find out about council expenditure.
New laws state that councils must list the top earner’s salaries and a spokesperson for Bassetlaw District Council confirmed there was one member of staff whose total annual remuneration exceeds £100,000.
“There have been significant changes to the Council’s senior management structure and since 2012/13, Bassetlaw District Council has sought to save the taxpayer in the region of £220k a year by reducing the number of its senior managers.”
This has been achieved by cutting the number of Heads of Service from six members of staff to four, and reducing the number of Directors from three to two.
The spokesperson added: “In addition, there has been a reduction in the overall remuneration package for the chief executive, including a reduction in basic salary, and a change in car allowances and mileage for all staff, including senior officers.”
Within Nottinghamshire County Council confirmed the number of employees being paid over £100,000 currently stands at nine.
Marjorie Toward, service director for human resources and customer service at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
“Directors’ pay at the County Council has been frozen since 2009 and earlier this year the salary for the Council’s Chief Executive Officer was reduced by £14,410 per annum, following the retirement of the previous Chief Executive.”