Pay details too late for survey

THE salary of North Herts District Council s chief executive John Campbell has NOT been disclosed in a pay package survey of local authorities. But the district council says there is nothing to hide – it was just a question of replying too late to a Freed

THE salary of North Herts District Council's chief executive John Campbell has NOT been disclosed in a pay package survey of local authorities.

But the district council says there is nothing to hide - it was just a question of replying too late to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Taxpayers Alliance.

The alliance approached every local authority in the country in a bid to reveal the pay package of chief executives.

A spokesman for North Herts said: "We do declare the earnings of our senior staff on our website in our annual statement of accounts," he said.


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He added that the district council did reply too late to the survey from the alliance.

This reveals that there is one person in a senior position earning between £100,000 to £109,999-a-year.

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South Cambridgeshire District Council refused to be part of the survey and is now the subject of an appeal to the Information Com-missioner.

The survey did reveal, however, that Caroline Tapster, chief executive of Herts County Council, received a pay package of £201,485.

In Cambridgeshire, the pay last year for former chief executive Ian Stewart was £195,000.

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