Highly paid jobs slashed at Isle of Wight Council

By Ross Findon

Published on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 18:00


A CULL of senior posts at the Isle of Wight Council has led to a drastic fall in the number of highly paid executives.

The latest Taxpayers’ Alliance Town Hall Rich List, published this week, showed nine members of staff received total remuneration — including salaries and pension contributions — of more than £100,000 a year.

But the IW Council said the number was now down to three.

They are chief fire officer Steve Apter, head of adult care and community wellbeing Mark Howell, and head of economy and tourism John Metcalfe.

Managing director Dave Burbage is not included as be doesn’t receive pension contributions.

Those who have left the council recently include director of economy and environment Stuart Love, chief executive Steve Beynon, social services boss Ian Anderson and PFI lead Jay Jayasundara.

"Since 2012/13, as a result of a senior management restructure, a total of six posts have been lost which were at the salary level of £100,000 or above, which means at present the Isle of Wight Council does not have any senior officers who receive a salary of £100,000 or above.

"When taking into account pension contributions, there are three senior officers whose remuneration exceeds £100,000," said a spokesman.

Reporter: rossf@iwcpmail.co.uk


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