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Former SBC chief executive among top ranks in Taxpayers' Alliance annual rich list

A payout of more than £400,000 has put former Slough Borough Council (SBC) chief executive Ruth Bagley in the top 10 of the Taxpayers’ Alliance’s ‘Town Hall Rich List’.

For the 11th consecutive year, the pressure groups annual list has provided a rundown of local authority employees in the UK whose total remuneration exceeds £100,000.

Ms Bagley, who left SBC for reasons unknown to the public in December 2016, received a salary of £146,397.

According to the Taxpayer’s Alliance she was paid £224,179 in remuneration excluding pension contributions in the financial year of 2016/17 — £77,782 of which was a direct compensation for loss of office.

Her employer pension contributions amounted to £217,019 meaning she walked away from the borough with £441,198.

This leaves her as the most handsomely remunerated in the South East of England and the sixth most highly paid across the United Kingdom.

The highest on the list was former Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers, who was paid £666,622.

In December 2016, the press and public were excluded from a SBC meeting where Ms Bagley’s severance pay was discussed.


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  • The Lady Of The Lock

    01:01, 12 April 2018

    Rumore has it Bagley was under Investigation & Resigned While the Ivestigation was ongoing,& was on a Sick Note so how can she be Payed Off ???? No one knows what happened to the Three Panel Members,who were investigating her Serious Failings while she was the CEO in Slough,or more interestingly what was the Cost or Out Come Of The Investigation,Just that the Hugh Payment was Signed Off by Slough Councillors. Nearly Half a Million Quid While People Sleep On The Streets Of Slough every Night. This Hugh Amount was Payed Buy the Slough Tax Payer & we were Not Even allowed to Know The Amount well Done to the National Tax Alliance for Exposing the Amount & The Slough Express for Publishing This Story. Elections are ON now the Pen is Miter Than The Sword,You have the Chance to Make your Mark 3rd Of MAY.



  • be_ transparent

    09:09, 11 April 2018

    Wasn’t long ‘retired’ either ... Makes a complete mockery of the recovery of public sector exit payments legislation. How many times over must we all pay for these people’s retirements ?



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