Senior officials' pay rises are in the gift of the Conservative Administration. At best these hikes are insensitive to the current financial situation and to the belt tightening being asked of many borough residents and H&F Council's front line staff. You can read all the details in the Chronicle's story by clicking here.
It's not only the case that senior officials have a duty to show restraint in these tough economic times but it is also clear that H&F Council has far too many layers of management and far too many senior managers and directors. H&F Council is out of sync with a comparably sized successful, modern company. These pay hikes underline why action needs to be taken and how it is easily possible to get more for less by changing the culture, structure, expectations and numbers of senior managers and directors.