What Hackney council pays a chief executive as government cuts start to bite

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AS HACKNEY council prepares to make £100 million of Government-led budget cuts over four years, details of the chief executive’s pay package have emerged.

Loving Dalston has discovered that Tim Shields is earning a package that puts him well up with other London council chiefs. His salary is £177,956, part of a total remuneration that has risen from just under £203,000 in the last financial year to £203,376 for 2010-2011. He serves also on Team Hackney and other bodies.

The highest council salary package in the country was £355,000, paid by Wandsworth in south London until the incumbent retired. His replacement had to make do with £180,000, almost half the previous rate.

Proponents of high council salaries point out that inner-city boroughs are complex organisations. In this financial year Hackney will spend more than £1 billion on its taxpayers who, the 2001 census suggests, number about 203,000. Now that figure seems familiar.

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One thought on “What Hackney council pays a chief executive as government cuts start to bite

  1. I would like to know why Tim Shields, CEO of Hackney council, has worked in Lambeth, Wandsworth etc — all boroughs which I consider black ghettoes, where social-housing staff and police can stereotype all black people who, when accused of crimes, find that everyone will believe the accusation, especially if it is mugging, stabbing, violence or theft. All the crimes that Labour-run councils consider bad, but not paedophilia or alcohol abuse. Black crime, white crime.

    And they are the Stasis who use their crap to cause all the problems that is facing the youth of today. It is disgusting.

    Happy to hear your view, although I’m surprised that you allege stereotyping then talk about “black crime, white crime”. – Ed.

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