Revealed: Tower Hamlets Council staff on £100,000 or more

Council chief executive Will Tuckley. Picture: Mike Brooke

Council chief executive Will Tuckley. Picture: Mike Brooke - Credit: Archant

Two dozen employees at Tower Hamlets Council raked in more than £100,000 in 2016/17, figures reveal.

Eight received bumper pay packages greater than £150,000, according to a libertarian pressure group.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance, who compiled the figures, said an unnamed “corporate director of communities, localities and culture” received £236,777 compensation for loss of office that financial year, on top of a £34,090 salary.

Only two members of staff were named: chief executive Will Tuckley, who received £227,659; and Graham White, now Chelmsford City Council’s interim legal and democratic services manager: £111,978.

The pair were among more than 400 employees handed sums greater than £100,000 across London, the data show.

Islington’s assistant chief executive received the largest remuneration of the capital’s councils: £414,780.

A spokesman for Tower Hamlets Council said senior pay is based on “an objective assessment of the role” to attract “the best people”.

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Pay policy is “reviewed annually” and published online, he added.