Council slams Taxpayers’ Alliance figures

Coun Stephen Robinson, cabinet member for finance at South Ribble Borough Council
Coun Stephen Robinson, cabinet member for finance at South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Council has disputed figures which show that three staff members took home more than £100,000 in 2010/11.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has released statistics which show that the same number of employees were paid more than £100k in 2009/10 and in 2010/11.

But Coun Stephen Robinson, the council’s cabinet member with responsibility for finance and resources, said only one member of staff took home that much.

He said: “The figures from the Taxpayers’ Alliance inaccurately suggest that we had three employees earning salaries of more than £100,000 in 2010/11, which is quite simply not the case.

“They are categorically wrong, and I’ve no idea where they got their numbers from.

“We have only ever had one employee at a time earning just over £100,000 a year.”