Calderdale Council’s biggest earners revealed

Director of Economy and Environment Ian Gray and former Chief Executive of Calderdale Council Owen Williams and, below, Director of Communities Robin Tuddenham,  who were the top earning officers at the council for 2011/2012.
Director of Economy and Environment Ian Gray and former Chief Executive of Calderdale Council Owen Williams and, below, Director of Communities Robin Tuddenham, who were the top earning officers at the council for 2011/2012.

Eight officers at Calderdale Council are earning more than £100,000 a year according to figures from The Taxpayers’ Alliance.

The group obtained the figures for 2011/2012 which show former Calderdale Council chief executive Owen Williams picked up a salary of £147,000 topped up with pension contributions of £23,000 and an additional £1,000 payment.

Director of Communities Robin Tuddenham

Director of Communities Robin Tuddenham

This brought his total remuneration to £171,000 before he left the post for a position at NHS Calderdale.

The total number of officers earning top bucks has dropped from nine in 2010/2011.

According to the figures Director of Economy and Environment Ian Gray earned £122,000 with £19,000 in pension contributions from the council.

While Director of Communities Robin Tuddenham picked up £112,000 with £17,000 pension contributions.

Director of Children and Young People’s Services earned £99,000 boosted by pension payments to £114,000 and the Head of finance earned £92,000 but his pension contributions meant a total of £106,000.

One unnamed position earned £137,500 while two others picked up pay cheques of £102,500.

The Director of Adults, Health and Social Care role was the lowest paid of the executives with a basic salary of £42,000 reaching £48,000 with pension paymentsaccording to the survey which was published today.

Estimates suggest Prime Minister David Cameron has a salary of £142,000.