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A cash-strapped council which has one of Britain's highest-paid chief executives has banned a petition calling for her salary to be cut.

The e-petition calling for a reduction in the £218,592 salary of Suffolk County Council chief executive Andrea Hill was placed on the authority's website.

But council officials removed it from the site after just seven people had had a chance to sign it, ruling that the subject matter was 'inappropriate' as the council did not have the power to cut her salary.

The signatories were notified by e-mail explaining that it had been deactivated and would not be appearing again.

Ms Hill, 46, sparked outrage when she was appointed in 2008 on a salary more than £70,000 higher than that earned by her predecessor.

She ignored communities minister Eric Pickles when he called last year for council chef executives earning over £200,000 to take a ten per cent pay cut.

Ms Hill who earns £77,000 more than the prime minister's £143,000 salary insisted she had done enough by refusing two pay rises which would have increased her salary by 11 per cent.

She said last month 'I've considered that I've already given up two pay increases as I thought that was the thing to do at the time and I shan't be taking a further pay cut.'

How nice of her to reject pay rises equalling 11%, after having a £70k increase on the salary since she first took the job she can really afford to be generous in not having a pay rise, she's already been given several years worth up front.

Good to see a council removing the peoples right to voice their objections to the CEO's pay, I mean it's not like we live in a democracy and what do the proles want a highly paid and motivated CEO or someone who's going to be demovitivated at losing £20k and having to survive on a salary on less than £200k. I mean how do people expect this person to survive on only around £197k?

Their are some selfish tw@s about.

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This sort of job should pay no more than £80k I reckon. Until these people are brought down to earth and the banksters are made to pay I simply cannot argue with people who disagree with spending cuts as this is their ace up the sleeve to which cannot be beaten.

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How nice of her to reject pay rises equalling 11%, after having a £70k increase on the salary since she first took the job she can really afford to be generous in not having a pay rise, she's already been given several years worth up front.

Good to see a council removing the peoples right to voice their objections to the CEO's pay, I mean it's not like we live in a democracy and what do the proles want a highly paid and motivated CEO or someone who's going to be demovitivated at losing £20k and having to survive on a salary on less than £200k. I mean how do people expect this person to survive on only around £197k?

Their are some selfish tw@s about.

I think it is always better when we put a human face in it. :D

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"Is she worth it? Andrea Hill's £218,592 salary as head of Suffolk County Council prompted angry residents to start an e-petition"

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This sort of job should pay no more than £80k I reckon. Until these people are brought down to earth and the banksters are made to pay I simply cannot argue with people who disagree with spending cuts as this is their ace up the sleeve to which cannot be beaten.

+1

There were at this level not that long ago, before councils had to compete 'for the best' (cough hic)

Can anyone explain what's changed in an average council chief exec's job role that warrants a 300/400% rise in renumeration?

edit: these are the people the cuts should be shredding, not the £18k bin men. However the fat cats are getting fatter instead. Funny that.

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She takes home about £130k, at least the goobermint are taking as much of her our money as she does.

Part of her salary is paid from local taxes - our money.

And part from central government's money - our money again.

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I wonder how many people in her council area have to pay council tax just to account for her wage.

An average of £1500 each household makes that 145 council cash cows home ownerswage slaves just to cover her wage.

I wonder how many wage slaves are needed to cover all of the council staffs wages. No wonder there is nothing left for services is it?

They need to build more houses and flats to rake in more cash cows :lol:

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Part of her salary is paid from local taxes - our money.

And part from central government's money - our money again.

It is all our money which ever pot it comes out of.

Councils are like goobermints, they have no money of their own.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352480/Cash-strapped-Suffolk-Council-bans-petition-calling-CEO-Andrea-Hill-220k-salary-cut.html

How nice of her to reject pay rises equalling 11%, after having a £70k increase on the salary since she first took the job she can really afford to be generous in not having a pay rise, she's already been given several years worth up front.

Good to see a council removing the peoples right to voice their objections to the CEO's pay, I mean it's not like we live in a democracy and what do the proles want a highly paid and motivated CEO or someone who's going to be demovitivated at losing £20k and having to survive on a salary on less than £200k. I mean how do people expect this person to survive on only around £197k?

Their are some selfish tw@s about.

Curiously I suspect she will be using her powers to order a job reevaluation to cut other staffs (usually below head of service level) pay and conditions.

Clearly there is no moral justification in reducing her salary unlike for say Teaching assistants on £14.5K :angry:

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Campaigning against salary excesses and getting them reduced is a good way to get house prices down.

Don't forget you can request salary details from your council under the Freedom of Information Act.

My council in Cheshire sent me this:

Numbers Salary Range

1 170,001 to 180,000

1 120,001 to 130,000

2 110,001 to 120,000

5 95,001 to100,000

2 90,001 to 95,000

1 85,001 to 90,000

3 80,001 to 85,000

9 75,001 to 80,000

7 70,001 to 75,000

13 65,001 to 70,000

40 60,001 to 65,000

83 55,001 to 60,000

106 50,000 to 55,000

273 on £50k or more.

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It would be interesting to see how much her "co-leagues" get and what relationship they share with her. Nepotism and pay-offs are rife in government. All at the trough and unaccountable to the public--which is why they can dismiss petitions so easily.

I think we may see civil unrest before long as people are extremely angry with these people troughing it while the rest of us are in in together. It digusts me.

If a new grass roots political party started I think they mid find a LOT of support. UKIP are a bit nebulous and the BNP are, quite frankly, poor taste.

PLatform:

1. Reform in government, both local and national. Pay scales to fit the job for starters, 30% reduction in the number of MPs.

2. Break up of banks and hiving off public high street banks from the casino section

3. Housing regulation including double tax on unecessary multiple homes, 70% tax on CGT for BTL etc.

4. Liar loans to carry 6 months on the first conviction and 5 years thereafter for both seller and borrower

5. A good thrashing for the sods that dropped us in it

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That's nuts!

Cut her pay in half and let's see if she leaves. If so, I'm sure a good replacement could be rustled up for £110k! Actually, half it again and you probably still would! :blink:

This is the sort of thing which needs to get stamped out if we're to stand a chance of cutting costs.

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Curiously I suspect she will be using her powers to order a job reevaluation to cut other staffs (usually below head of service level) pay and conditions.

Clearly there is no moral justification in reducing her salary unlike for say Teaching assistants on £14.5K :angry:

Additionally, if she is that good, she should be generating wealth in the Private Sector, not working for a council.

I think most on here would have expected that those at the top in the Civil Service and Councils would have taken more than their "share" of the pain, but, obviously we were wrong.

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Campaigning against salary excesses and getting them reduced is a good way to get house prices down.

Don't forget you can request salary details from your council under the Freedom of Information Act.

My council in Cheshire sent me this:

The total for those staff just working on the minimum values is £15.7mill and at an average tax of £1500 a house takes 10,500 households worth of council tax just to cover their wages bill.

Good job cheshire is a big county eh? :angry:

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Just from looking around and speaking to people , reading the papers I get a sense that the public sector have done a great job cutting the pay of people at the bottom over the last few years.

The money they have saved has sucked up to those at the top like this woman , IT STINKS !!

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councils had to compete 'for the best' (cough hic)

Councils should be run by smelly divorced men who are unemployable elsewhere but are passionate about local government.

They should not be run by Prada clad middle class women who will be comparing the position to a CEO in retail in the private sector.

Things need to change. :angry:

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It is all our money which ever pot it comes out of.

Councils are like goobermints, they have no money of their own.

That is exactly what I meant! Therefore she doesn't really "pay" any taxes!

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I suspect blondes find it easier to get into these jobs -- similar to how actresses get parts in Hollywood. Nepotism, sex, money....all the ingredients used to staff trough jobs.

indeed, I have seen senior level women in private organisations and they tend to be hard nosed and accountable, not able to be all glamourous due to lack of time, sometimes they try but you can tell they work hard

these public sector glamour pusses would not last 5 minutes in an accountable job

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oh, 46 years old, late stage 40-something boomer; where have I seen that pattern before then??

Perfect age to have moved up to her 'forever home' in the last 5 years. Wonder how big her mortgage is...

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Perfect age to have moved up to her 'forever home' in the last 5 years. Wonder how big her mortgage is...

you sir are a cunning fox

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