Our Right To See How Our Money Is Spent
The Government had ordered local authorities to disclose the earnings of all executives after concerns were raised about the size of pay increases granted to council officers.
But local authorities claimed that the pay disclosures would leave their staff vulnerable to reprisals from taxpayers. They argued that officers would be subjected to “personalised attacks and mischief making”.
But if they are so confident that they earn the money and are good value why are they worried? They are confident, aren't they?