Local authorities are required to disclose in their Statement of Annual Accounts details of the number of staff earning over £50,000 per annum in £10,000 bandings.
New legislation will come into force on 31 March 2010 which will require local authorities to disclose these details in £5,000 bandings. In addition, for senior officers local authorities will be required to publish detailed remuneration information within their Statement of Annual Accounts, in the following categories:
the total amount of salary, fees or allowances
the total amount of bonuses paid or receivable
the total amount of expenses allowance
the total amount of any compensation
the body’s contribution to the person’s pension
the total estimated value of any other benefits
‘Senior’ officers earning over £50,000 pro rata per annum to be listed by job title, except where officers receive over £150,000 in which case they will be named.