Greater transparency call on Newham Council pay

NEWHAM Council chiefs must do more to make details of executive pay easily available, a London Assembly member has said.

Green Party representative Darren Johnson said such moves were vital to a proper debate about fair pay in local government.

Newham Council is obliged by law to publish details of all employees earning �150,000 and above in its annual statement of accounts, which is currently linked from the front page of the authority’s website.

But Mr Johnson said: “Expecting residents to find and then search through detailed accounts documents isn’t good enough.” He added that only eight London boroughs currently provide “easily accessible information” – such as a dedicated website page – about top executives’ pay.

A Newham Council spokesman said: “Our statement of accounts are on our home page so we’re a model example.”


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