Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Greenwich Gravy Train - in full

It's been a busy week here at the GW Office, so much happening and so little time! We did promise that we'd let you all know what the outcome of the yearly pay rise round was. It's our public duty!

We got the whip out and made our below minimum wage maths expert do the number crunching and here are the results, ranked in order of value.
  • Chris Roberts: £51,191 (Leader)
  • David Grant: £31,549 (Cabinet)
  • John Fahy: £31,549 (Cabinet)
  • Angela Cornforth: £31,549 (£42669) (Cabinet or Deputy)
  • Peter Brooks: £31,549 (£42669) (Cabinet or Deputy)
  • Peter Kotz : £31,549 (Cabinet)
  • Maureen O'Mara : £31,549 (Cabinet)
  • Kanta Patel : £31,549 (Cabinet)
  • Jackie Smith : £31,549 (Cabinet)
  • Mick Hayes: £31,549 (Overview and Scrutiny Chair)
  • Alex Grant: £27,701 (Chair of Planning)
  • Spencer Drury: £27,701 (Leader of the Opposition)
  • Ray Walker: £25,062 (Chief Whip)
  • Norman Adams: £19,575 (Scrutiny Committee Chair)
  • Clive Mardner: £19,575 (Scrutiny Committee Chair)
  • Mary Mills: £19,575 (Scrutiny Committee Chair)
  • Danny Thorpe: £19,575 (Scrutiny Committee Chair)
  • Paul Tyler: £19,575 (Scrutiny Committee Chair)
  • John Wakefield: £19,575 (Scrutiny Committee Chair)
  • Harry Singh : £19,575 (The Mayor)
  • Brian Woodcraft: £15,451 (Leader of the Liberal Democrats)
  • Don Austin: £11,449 (Best Value Review Chair)
  • Beverly Jones: £11,449 (Best Value Review Chair)
  • Gary Parker: £11,449 (Best Value Review Chair)
  • Sajid Jawaid: £11,449 (The Deputy Mayor)
  • The Rest : £9,964 x 26 (Basic Allowance)
  • TOTAL: £844,024
  • These figure do NOT include the pensions contributions that councillors also receive.
So there we have it! Most readers probably don't realise how much Councillors actually get paid. Especially as - with the exception of Chris Roberts' position - it's pretty much a part-time job.

Many of these councillors have full-time jobs too, and some of them probably get in excess of £40,000 a year for them. We should be grateful though, apparently these figures only represent 66% of what they actually wanted to pay themselves, they were actually quite thrifty!

This does lead us nicely on to some wild speculation though. Of the 30 or so Labour councillors, there were 11 who didn't get given extras. Two of these lucky souls are going to find themselves thrust into the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, which one will it be?

Terry Hales, Bill Freeman, Barbera Barwick, Allan Macarthy, Denise Hyland, John Kelly, Clare Morris, Margaret Mythen, Steve Offord, Dick Quibell, Dr Jagir Sekhon OBE.

Who gets the cash and the silly costume? The Leader decides!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Indigo said...

Does that mean that Chris Roberts has had an immediate £15,000 pay rise? (I seem to remember seeing, in Greenwich Pravda last year, his salary given as £36,000.) I think we should be told.

Has he cleared the rat-heaven junk out of his garden yet?

7:38 am  
Anonymous gmt said...

Is it a freudian slip that you have omitted Rajwant Sidhu? Last time I looked he was still a cabinet member.

Also Janet Gillman is a scrutiny committee chair, Eileen Glover is the opposition whip and Peter King is the opposition deputy leader, all of whom get more of our cash.

9:52 am  
Blogger greenwich.watch said...

Sidhu doesn't do anything, he's easy to miss. Deputy leader of Opposition is not listed as getting anything extra specifically, there is a fund of "extra money" for the minority parties rather than specific roles.

12:11 pm  
Anonymous gmt said...

Chris Roberts is also wrong as he now gets £51191 plus councillor allowance of £9964.

In full (name, 2006/7. 2007/8, %increase)

Chris Roberts 45,650 61,155 34%
Angela Cornforth 24,799 42,669 72%
David Grant 23,109 31,549 37%
John Fahy 23,109 31,549 37%
Peter Brooks 24,799 31,549 27%
Peter Kotz 23,109 31,549 37%
Maureen O'Mara 23,109 31,549 37%
Kanta Patel 23,109 31,549 37%
Jackie Smith 23,109 31,549 37%
Mick Hayes 23,109 31,549 37%
Rajwant Sidhu 23,109 31,549 37%
Alex Grant 19,728 27,701 40%
Spencer Drury 19,728 27,701 40%
Ray Walker 14,091 19,575 39%
Norman Adams 14,091 19,575 39%
Clive Mardner 14,091 19,575 39%
Mary Mills 14,091 19,575 39%
Danny Thorpe 14,091 19,575 39%
Paul Tyler 14,091 19,575 39%
John Wakefield 14,091 19,575 39%
Harry Singh 13,083 19,575 50%
Janet Gillman 14,091 19,575 39%
Brian Woodcraft 14,091 15,451 10%
Eileen Glover 14,091 15,451 10%
Peter King 14,091 15,451 10%
Don Austin 14,091 11,449 -19%
Beverley Jones 14,091 11,449 -19%
Gary Parker 14,091 11,449 -19%
Sajid Jawaid 10,166 11,449 13%
Terry Hales 9,583 9,964 4%
Bill Freeman 9,583 9,964 4%
Barbara Barwick 9,583 9,964 4%
Alan MacCarthy 9,583 9,964 4%
Denise Hyland 9,583 9,964 4%
Dick Quibell 9,583 9,964 4%
Margaret Mythen 9,583 9,964 4%
John Kelly 9,583 9,964 4%
Clare Morris 9,583 9,964 4%
Steve Offord 9,583 9,964 4%
Jagir Sekhon 9,583 9,964 4%
Dermot Poston 9,583 9,964 4%
Andy Jennings 9,583 9,964 4%
Chris Taylor 9,583 9,964 4%
Graeme Coombes 9,583 9,964 4%
Geoff Brighty 9,583 9,964 4%
Elizabeth Truss 9,583 9,964 4%
Nigel Fletcher 9,583 9,964 4%
Alex Wilson 9,583 9,964 4%
John Hills 9,583 9,964 4%
Mandy Brinkhurst 9,583 9,964 4%
Paul Webbewood 9,583 9,964 4%

10:15 am  
Blogger Indigo said...

Those percentage increases at the top are obscene.

My guess is that this is the pay rise they promised themselves for getting the supercasino for Greenwich - and they thought they'd have the money anyway, even though now it won't be out of any bonus from AEG.

1:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So nice for these people who get so much money. After all one in particular was known for his time when employed by the Council for spending most of the rate payers time either in the pub or the union office

11:35 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a shock to see these people earn so much money considering they want to close down schools such as charlotte turner on the border of greenwich and lewisham. they say the council want to save money making cuts in the public sector. people are losing their jobs or are having to have drastic cuts to their pay packets.... there wages keep on rising because our money is being cut to fund theres. i think it is disgusting. any money spare should be used on services that need it and that are struggling due to this recession....

4:33 pm  

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