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

PUBLISHED: 11:07 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:07 11 April 2018

Council chief executive Will Tuckley. Picture: Mike Brooke

Council chief executive Will Tuckley. Picture: Mike Brooke

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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”.

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

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