Many thanks to VB reader Darran Gange, who got in touch when he spotted former chief executive of IOW Council Joe Duckworth in the papers again.
On a salary like that it was little wonder that he made it into the Sunday Times ‘The 100 Club’ feature on ‘Town Hall Top Earners’ earning over £200,000, of which there are currently 30 people.
They report that by the time he left the London council, Duckworth was earning £281,085 a year, putting him at number four in the list.
Wandsworth top of the pile
He’s got a lot of catching up to do before he reaches number one though.
That position is held by Gerald Jones from Wandsworth council, who earned a staggering £356,891 in the last year!
There was a time when Wandsworth residents enjoyed zero council tax. Long gone are those days and it’s no surprise given their chief exe’s salary.