UK civil servants’ salaries to be revealed

| 01/06/2010

( More than 170 civil servants are paid more than £150,000 a year, according to data released on Tuesday under Downing Street plans to make more government data public. Eleven mandarins refused to let the government reveal their salaries, according to the Cabinet Office. The moves to greater transparency for senior civil service salaries, which total £29m a year, were instigated by Gordon Brown, former prime minister, last November. However, David Cameron wants to take the process further. By early next year, Whitehall will have to publish the pay of every civil servant earning more than £58,000 a year.

Tuesday’s release comes as the Treasury acted to close a loophole that was allowing senior civil servants to escape its clampdown on top public sector pay.

George Osborne, the chancellor, has ruled that no one in central government should be paid more than the prime minister’s new, lower, salary of £142,500 without permission from the Treasury.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully this will spur a similar expose in Cayman.