Treasury ministers have approved salaries of more than £142,500 for a raft of new civil service bosses, despite promising to crack down on civil servant pay.
In total, the 101 extra jobs on the government payroll are costing more than £14 million per year.
After proclaiming this was a government against ‘fat cats’ in the public sector, this coalition has created 101 more. When Rachel Reeves accuses the government of advocating high paid public sector salaries, you’ve got a problem. A big problem.
As the Telegraph point out, it is much worse; in total the Treasury has allowed 200 civil servants to earn more than the Prime Minister.