Highest earners at Hampshire County Council are revealed

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TWENTY-EIGHT employees at Hampshire County Council were paid more than £100,000 last year, according to a report out today.

An analysis by the TaxPayers’ Alliance revealed that, on a national scale, 2,525 council staff earn more than £100,000.

Hampshire is fourth in the league table, with Camden at the top with 40 staff earning more than £100,000 for 2011-2012.

The number of high earners at Hampshire fell from the previous year when there were 38 employees.

At Portsmouth City Council, the report says there were seven staff earning over £100,000 in 2011-2012, down from 10 the previous year.

Matthew Sinclair, alliance chief executive, said: ‘It is good news that the number of senior council staff making more than £100,000 a year is finally falling, although that may only be because many authorities have finished paying eye-watering redundancy bills.

‘Sadly, too many local authorities are still increasing the number of highly paid staff.’