Headlines, PublicNet: 18 December, 2014

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has called on councils to be more open about top earners and prove to taxpayers they are getting value for money.

Councils have shown pay restraint in top salaries and the vast of councils have reduced the number of town hall staff on high salaries. However, latest figures for the UK suggest more than 2,000 town hall staff were still taking home more than £100,000 a year.

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