The Ealing Council boss voted a whopping £200,000 salary – almost £40,000 more than the Prime Minister’s

Ealing Council voted to raise their top civil servant’s salary to more than £200,000, nearly £40,000 more than the Prime Minister earns.

The board, which is recruiting a chief executive, voted to raise the proposed salary to £200,161.

This is an increase of nearly £6,000 from the chief executive’s current salary of £194.33.

The new salary offered is significantly higher than that paid to the Prime Minister.

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The Chief Executive is the highest non-political official on a council and plays a neutral role similar to that of Whitehall officials.

They are recruited and not elected to the role.

Ealing Council opened recruitment for the vacancy yesterday (January 13).

Explaining why they chose to raise the salary offered to the successful candidate at a meeting of the GMs committee on Wednesday, the councilors said the salary had not been reviewed for more than a decade except to make adjustments nationally negotiated increases in the cost of living.

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Justifying the decision, the board said it wanted to attract “high caliber candidates” from the private sector, as well as the public sector, and said it was “unlikely” that candidates would apply if the salary did not increase. was not increased.

The council also noted that it expected similar vacancies to become available at other London councils and therefore considered the pay rise necessary to give Ealing a competitive advantage.

Although this decision of the Committee of General Managers increases the salary that can be offered to the successful candidate, the final sum offered to the new General Manager will be confirmed by the Nomination Committee of General Managers before the candidate takes office.

For his role as Prime Minister in 2020, Boris Johnson was entitled to claim up to £161,866 including expenses, almost £40,000 less than the role offered by Ealing’s council.

The board hopes to recruit a new chief executive by April this year. Ealing Council has been contacted for comment.

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