CAMDEN Council hit a win/lose a couple of weeks when it finally released information that should have been made public yonks ago: the publicly-funded salaries and bonuses of senior council staff.
…but maybe everybody missed the point. What about the salaries paid by Camden to officers hired on a consultant basis? Labour’s housing chief Councillor Julian Fulbrook mentioned no names when he spoke at a recent meeting of the Camden Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations, but he suggested some were working under the radar of the chief officer pay publication scheme yet collecting a higher rate of pay than even Ms Gibb.
For those who don’t pop into Camden Fed meetings, this is what he said:
There are interim acting officers on consultancy fees and when you add up their daily rate, if they were going to be employed for the whole year, they would be earning over a quarter of a million pounds, which is even more than what the chief executive in Camden is earning. That doesn’t seem to be a very wise way to be and we are going to have to get a grip.