Abhorrent Levels of Corporate Pay In Public Services Are Unacceptable
As the UK endures national austerity measures those in charge of our public services continue to take corporate based pay packages from our cash strapped providers.
A Tax Payers Alliance survey found that there are almost 400 people receiving total remuneration packages exceeding £150,000 a year, including 21 people taking over £500,000 and almost 200 on more than the Prime Minister.
Since when has running a school warranted more pay than someone running a whole country, why is the director of NHS improvement paid £270 thousand, the chief executive for the Office of Fair Trading £290 thousand and the director of HS2 over £750 thousand each year?
For too long taxpayers have been fleeced by greedy, self-serving individuals who claim that the right pay package is required to attract the right person, when in fact there are plenty of people far more capable of running said public services for what would be a very comfortable wage even if was for 25% of the sums currently squandered.
The time has come for an actual pay structure with the highest remuneration being awarded to the person running the country scaling down from that by responsibility.
Clearly a huge dose of common sense and moral value needs to be injected into British politics.