In a wide-ranging conversation with the TPA’s John O’Connell and Mike Denham, Chief Secretary to the Treeasury Steve Barclay stressed his desire to get the economy back on track again.
But of particular note was his determination to reinstate the cap on public sector exit payments. Readers will recall that the cap was withdrawn just weeks after it was implemented, due to pressure from Whitehall mandarins and union bosses.
Speaking directly to TPA supporters, Mr Barclay said the issue was “close to his heart” and within the next three months there will be a “clamp down” on severance payments.
“It was encouraging to hear the chief secretary tell us that he too has been alarmed by public sector payouts and remains committed to a cap. Taxpayers won’t forgive ministers if they’re forced to wait another five years for an ineffective and incomplete cap.
“It’s great to see our efforts are paying off. The TaxPayers’ Alliance is having a direct impact on government policy”.
9th top earner, Director of Leisure Dave Tilleray West Lancashire.
And a previous single large Leisure Officer payment in 2017/18 cost WLBC council tax payers £260,000.