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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

I've Got A Little List


Yesterday David Cameron released a list of civil servants who are paid more than him. Here is an extract, showing those who are in HMRC:

Mike Clasper
Chair HM Revenue & Customs
Non-executive
HM Revenue & Customs
£150,000 - £154,999
3 days per week

Steve Lamey
Director General Benefits & Credits
Director General
HM Revenue & Customs
£205,000 - £209,999

Simon Bowles
Chief Finance Officer
Director General
HM Revenue & Customs
£185,000 - £189,999

Phil Pavitt
Chief Information Officer
Director General
HM Revenue & Customs
£180,000 - £184,999

Mike Falvey
Chief People Officer
Director General
HM Revenue & Customs
£175,000 - £179,999

Lesley Strathie
Chief Executive Officer
Permanent Secretary
HM Revenue & Customs
£170,000 - £174,999

Dave Hartnett
Permanent Secretary For Tax
Permanent Secretary
HM Revenue & Customs
£160,000 - £164,999

Source: BBC

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15 comments:

  1. The lot need to be sacked without compensation and their pensions confiscated. They are all in favour of trying to unilaterally re-write their staff's contracts so none of of them should object to the same thing happening to them.

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  2. Actually they should be sacked for failing in the duties to protect tax payers details.

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  3. Is having a high salary something to be ashamed off?
    Whether these people are worth the money or not, and I suspect not....There is nothing wrong with some people earning big salaries....If we put all salaries at the same level set by the state; that's communism isn't it?

    The level of the salary is neither here nor there and whether someone earns more than the PM is irrelevant, the real question is whether a publically funded salary represents value for money.....To get the best you must pay a high salary sadly, for we taxpayers, we pay massive salaries to many without ability or talant and thus we are not getting value for money.

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  4. Explains why the rest of us at HMRC are paid fuck all.

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  5. How do these people earn more than someone who is responsible for the running of a country?
    Like cowards they blamed a guy earning maybe 15,000 a year on the disc fiasco. Not one of them stood up to the plate and said I have to take some responsibilty for this becuase I earn more than a Prime Minister. They sneaked off and hid and continued to destroy Customs and Excise and The Inland Revenue.

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  6. You missed me of your list AA Enquiry Centre £14,000. I meet and deal with the sometimes volatile and angry public and yes I earn £165,000 less than Leslie Strathie maybe we could job swap for a day Miss Strathie....oh you too busy at the moment another time then. Would have been interesting to see what your daily duties are to be rewarded with such a large salary.

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  7. Paul Gray-effectively Lesley Strathie's predecessor- resigned over the child benefit fiasco.

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  8. I read on the intranet Strathies justification for the Governments reasons for trying to cut our compensation scheme. She was fully behind it because the country can't afford it, it's unfair, straightened economic times, blah, blah. In fact I got the distinct impression she was one of the architects of the plan.

    I wonder if she could lead by example - can the country afford £170 k per annum for a senior civil servant who can't deliver the goods?

    No? thought not.

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  9. An equitable salary scheme is the "7 times" one - where no one is paid more than 7 times the lowest paid person in the organisation - surely 7 times an AA salary of £12k per annum which is £84k should be perfectly adequate to live on ?

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  10. Old Codger - agreed, but £84K is still at least £72K too much for Strathie. The AA on £12K produces far more for the department than the likes of Strathie do in a career.

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  11. They are only paid that much because we are told that is what the private sector would pay them.

    It may be true but the trouble is that they are poor managers who move on too soon leaving havoc in
    their wake which has to be cleared up by an underpaid but hardworking workforce.

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  12. They are only paid that much because we are told that is what the private sector would pay them.

    This may be true, but would they last as long in the position?

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  13. The George Osborne answer to this was to say that no Senior Civil Servant could earn more than 20x the lowest paid worker in the department.

    Oh WOW that means except for Mike Clasper (who is earning around 250-258K pro-rata) all the other salaries will be left untouched (as the lowest salary in our dept is around 11.5K I believe).

    Shame the 20x can't be based on the actual salary of some of the two-day-a-week part time AA's (15.5K a year pro-rata) which must be around 5800 - not even enough to pay tax!

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  14. Oh and the pay freeze applied across the public sector except for those of us earning less than 21K (e.g. those that actually do the work) does NOT affect the bonus pot. Funny that!

    An HMRC Q&A document says so in black & white.

    I wonder whose paws will start self-nominating for the extra honey-money first?

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  15. Robbing shits need killing, all of them

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