Public sector top dogs enjoy 13% pay rises


Britain’s best-paid public sector workers received average pay rises of 13% last year – more than five times the rate of inflation, according to research.

A survey by the Sunday Telegraph shows that 10 executives at Royal Mail, Channel 4 and other government-owned organisations were paid more than £500,000 in 2004-05.

The best-paid public officials include executives at regulators set up by Labour such as Ofcom and the Financial Services Authority.

Gordon Brown recently urged trade union leaders not to campaign for annual pay rises in excess of 2%.

Weekend newspaper reports stated that MPs are seeking a 22% pay rise, to take their basic salary to £72,000 a year.

 

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