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Pay at East Sussex County Council

March 9, 2019 5:48 PM

David Tutt v2At the meeting of the Governance Committee at East Sussex County Council this week the issue of employee pay was on the agenda.

David Tutt (leader of the main Opposition, the Liberal Democrats) rightly supported the 2% increase for most staff, but he also proposed a freeze on the pay for Chief Officers (this is six members of staff earning £1.5m between them per annum).

David explains that "this is not me saying that they are doing a bad job, but that in a time when there have been substantial cuts to services impacting some of the most vulnerable in our community, then the pain should be shared". David went on to say "I would also support a freeze in Councillors allowances". Sadly his proposal on chief officer pay was lost by 4-1 with Labour Leader Trevor Webb voting with the Tories.