Don't make the preople pay bill

COUNCIL taxpayers’ will face a hefty bill over the compromise deal for top officers at Caerphilly County Borough Council.

It will cost more than £1.1 m over four years, which is the equivalent of 2 per cent on council tax. Based on the current Caerphilly council Band D rate of £897.84 at present, 2% extra would add another £17.96 on bills. Labour agreed this deal to get them out of the hole they had dug themselves in. And just for the record, Plaid councillor James Fussell did not vote for the original pay deal – it was pushed through by four Labour Cabinet members – some representing the most deprived wards in South Wales. I urge the council Labour leadership to ensure council taxpayers do not pick up the bill for this pay debacle.

Coucillor Colin Mann Leader of Plaid Cymru group

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3:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

sillybilly43 says...

How can I find out the names of the Lab our councillors who secretly allowed this obscenity.....Let us know, and make **** sure they are NOT voted in next time
How can I find out the names of the Lab our councillors who secretly allowed this obscenity.....Let us know, and make **** sure they are NOT voted in next time sillybilly43
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3:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Bobevans says...

What I would do is to link Councils bosses pay to that of the First Minister.

A council bosses pay cannot be more than 80% of the First Ministers Pay

I would also link their pay to Council tax increases so that for each quarter perecent increase in Council tax above inlflation there pay goes down 1%

That will focus their minds on cutting costs
What I would do is to link Councils bosses pay to that of the First Minister. A council bosses pay cannot be more than 80% of the First Ministers Pay I would also link their pay to Council tax increases so that for each quarter perecent increase in Council tax above inlflation there pay goes down 1% That will focus their minds on cutting costs Bobevans
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5:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

On the inside says...

About £52m pa is raised in council tax for you are way out. At best it is 0.5%. So about 4p a week for each individual. You are still entitled to say it is too much but try and get it right.
About £52m pa is raised in council tax for you are way out. At best it is 0.5%. So about 4p a week for each individual. You are still entitled to say it is too much but try and get it right. On the inside
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7:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

scraptheWAG says...

why on earth over the last 10 years has the pay of people running council officers been aligned to FTSE 100 businesses it juts not make sense.
why on earth over the last 10 years has the pay of people running council officers been aligned to FTSE 100 businesses it juts not make sense. scraptheWAG
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