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Chiefs and indians

Graham Smith | 12:46 UK time, Saturday, 24 March 2012

I've compiled this league table to demonstrate the cost-per-head of our council chief executives.

Council_______Chief executive salary________Population___________Cost-per-head

Torbay................... £151,316................................134,300............................£1.13
Plymouth.................£171,498................................258,700................................66p
Cornwall..................£200,000................................535,300................................37p
Devon County..........£157,000................................749,900................................21p

Of course Devon County's council taxpayers also pay for senior officers at their district councils. Some of these share chief executives so direct comparisons are not possible. Mid Devon council does not share and the additional chief executive there costs an extra £95,000-£100,000. With a district population of only 76,100, this brings the total cost-per-head for residents in that part of Devon to about £1.52. Are council services in Mid Devon really four times better than those in Cornwall? As I have blogged previously, the heaviest cost-per-head burden is that carried on the Isles of Scilly.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    In these hard times it is expected the DCC would watch their expenses but NO, they are spending thousands of pounds on Legal Fees fighting two(2)FOI Cases against me in London.
    The Upper Tribunal(FOI) has called for a Consolidate test cases hearing(TBC) and no doubt the DCC wil send 2 or 3 Legal Gurus to London on a JOLLY, travel hotels etc plus their Barrister Fees.The TEST CASE is related to the Balers bridge which I maintain is unfit for purposes and the second case is related to the 6 PFI schools which are also unfit for purpose.

 

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