Town Hall Rich List 2020: 32 Council employees in Buckinghamshire paid more than £100,000
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The Tax Payers alliance compiled the list based on 2018/19 figures from accounts across the country.
At least 2,667 people employed by local authorities in 2018-19 received more than £100,000, an increase of 226 on 2017-18. 667 received over £150,000
This is 60 more than the previous year.
In Buckinghamshire 32 people representing five councils: Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury Vale, Wycombe and Chilterns were named on the list for earning more than £100,000.
The highest ranking executive from Buckinghamshire was Rachael Shimmin, Buckinghamshire County Council's Chief executive who is earning £273,766 including pensions contribution.
Nationally, she ranked 18th in the high paid category.
These figures are for the year 2018/19, and as the district councils and BCC merge into the new Buckinghamshire Council they may now be different.
Those from our local council's who are named on the richlist are:
-Rachael Shimmin - Buckinghamshire County Council - Chief Executive - £273, 664
-Gillian Quintan - Buckinghamshire County Council - Executive Director - £215,387
-Tolis Vouyioukas - Buckinghamshire County Council - Children's Services Executive Director (Children's Services) - £210, 124
-Sarah Ashmead - Buckinghamshire County Council - Executive Director (Resources) - £192,430
-Karen Satterford - Wycombe District Council - Chief Executive - £136,090
John O'Connell, chief executive of the Taxpayer's Alliance said: "The coronavirus crisis means that frontline council services are more crucial than ever, but at the same time household budgets face an enormous squeeze from crushing council tax rises.
“There are plenty of talented people in local authorities who are focused on delivering more for less, but that is needed across the board.
"The country needs every council to cut out waste and prioritise key services without resorting to punishing tax hikes on their residents.
"These figures should shine a light on the town hall bosses who’ve got it right, but also allow taxpayers to hold to account those who aren’t delivering value for money at this critical time."