Local Government: Pay

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the level of salaries paid to local authority chief executives; what guidance his Department gives to local councils on that matter; what measures are in place to prevent excessive salaries being paid by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Holding answer received on 25 November 2014

The Government’s approach to senior pay and reward in local government is set out in the Government’s response to the recent Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into local government chief officers’ remuneration, which is available at:


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