The Taxpayer's Alliance published a Rich List which included the remuneration of all council staff who cost the taxpayer over £100,000 per year.
From that list it can be acertained that 13 CWaC Council staff receive a total remuneration package of over £100,000.
Following an enquiry I decided to do something similar for CWaC Councillors. Fortunately the information is available from CWaC Council. However, this lists all councillors and I was only interested in those who cost the taxpayers the most.
Therefore, I decided to extract all those who, during the financial year 2010/11, cost the taxpayer more than £20,000.
1) JONES, M: £42,472.27
2) FORD, L: £27,553.35
3) BATEMAN, D: £27,402.30
4) DOWDING, B: £26,582.79
5) MANLEY, H: £26,355.02
6) RILEY, L: £25,233.82
7) HARADA, A: £24,265.97
8) SHORT, R: £24,241.12
9) HOGG, M: £20,879.72
10) DAWSON, A: £20,425.48
11) OULTRAM, R: £20,309.22
12) STORRAR, A: £20,050.92
Total for these 12 councillors = £305,771.80
75 CWaC Councillors 2010/11 total = £1,147,581.01
Yet only 2 years ago 72 Pre CWaC Councillors 2008/9 total = £503,590.21
I will make further comparisons as time permits but in any event will compare this list with 2011/12 when the figures are available.
There are now some 75 councillors at CWac Council who can claim allowances during 2011/12.
UPDATE 6th June 2011: Thousands of local councillors have seen their allowances soar in the past five years, astonishing figures reveal.
The town hall payouts have risen by up to 150 per cent to a total cost of more than £200million a year.
Expenses were first made available to local politicians in the 1970s – and in the 1990s, allowances, or pay, for councillors were introduced to reimburse local councillors for their time. But the effect has been to produce a generation of professional town hall politicians.
Read the full story from the source Mail on Line