At time of widespread cuts, Lambeth’s senior salaries soar

Latest research by Lambeth People’s Audit has found that during a time a deep cuts in services and staff levels at Lambeth Council, the number of senior employed by the borough has soared – along with its salaries’ bill.

In the ten years 2006/2007 to 2016/2017 the number of senior managers (those earning £50,000 or more) increased by 377. Between 2010/2011 and 2016/2017 Lambeth council have made close to 2,200 employees redundant, at a cost of over £33 million in redundancy packages. And during this period of redundancies the number of senior managers has increased by 110.

Lambeth council now spends £23.8 million a year extra on senior management compared to 2006/2007. Even after adjusting for inflation, the figure still stands at an additional £19 million a year.

To put this figure into context, £19 million is equivalent to the annual budget for libraries for 5 years; the playgrounds budget for 25 years; the cost of building over 100 new council houses

Read full report here: Senior Staff Salaries in Lambeth Council