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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Tameside Council Fat Cats: Named and Shamed

The Tax Payers Alliance has released its annual "town hall rich list" for 2009. The report includes the list of staff that earn more than £100,000 per year for 2007-2008 totalling £2,275,000. The council have "Refused to release some names and exact details of salary or breakdown of remuneration, total remuneration provided in bands".

Looking at Tameside's list of fat cats provided by the TPA; we can tell you that this does NOT include additional benefits such as pensions. For your convenience, we have posted the list below:

Name: ?
Title: Assistant Chief Executive Borough Treasurer
Salary 2006-2007: £105,000
Salary 2007-2008: No Data
Increase: N/A

Name: Colin McKinless
Title: Executive Director, Social Care & Health
Salary 2006-2007: £105,000
Salary 2007-2008: No Data
Increase: N/A

Name: Janet Callendar
Title: Chief Executive
Salary 2006-2007: £155,000
Salary 2007-2008: £165,000
Increase: 6.5%

Name: Ian Smith (now Jim Taylor)
Title: Executive Director, Services for Children and Young People
Salary 2006-2007: £125,000
Salary 2007-2008: £125,000
Increase: 0%

Name: Erika Wenzel
Title: Executive Director, Sustainable Communities
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £115,000
Increase: N/A

Name: James Taylor
Title: Assistant Executive Director, Education
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £115,000
Increase: N/A

Name: ?
Title: Executive Director, Economy and Environment
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £115,000
Increase: N/A

Name: Steven Pleasant
Title: Assistant Chief Executive / Executive Support
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £115,000
Increase: N/A

Name: Cheryl Eastwood
Title: Assistant Executive Director, Children's Services
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £105,000
Increase: N/A

Name: Mirriam Lawton
Title: Assistant Chief Executive, People and Performance
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £105,000
Increase: N/A

Name: Stephanie Butterworth
Title: Director, Adults Social Care & Health
Salary 2006-2007: No Data
Salary 2007-2008: £105,000
Increase: N/A

You can find a current list of Tameside's executive team here. As there has been a shift of positions and with people leaving, we will update this page in due course to reflect this data.

1 comment:

Darwen Reporter said...

Ha! It's reads like the Blackburn and Darwen council list.

Here the chief executive recently declared that the "credit crunch" wouldn't affect this area as we are a "low wage economy".

But they were obviously excluding themselves from this idea!