Almost 30,000 town hall pen-pushers who earn more than 50,000 when councils are cutting front line services

Almost 30,000 town hall pen-pushers earn more than 50,000 when councils are cutting front line services118 councils have increased staff on 50,000 salariesLabour-run Birmingham City Council has 648 staff on the high-end wage Six of ten worst offending councils are Conservative-run authorities By Daniel Martin, Whitehall Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:20 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 Almost 30,000 council pen-pushers now earn more than 50,000 a year. Taxpayers fork out 1.9billion a year on the high salaries, at a time when town halls are cutting frontline services and blaming the Government’s cuts

Almost 200 BBC executives given pay-offs of more than 100,000 EACH in just three years

BBC to be investigated by watchdog over revelations that 200 executives received pay-offs of 100,000 EACH in just three years A total of 14 senior managers pocketed more than 300,000 eachHighest individual payment was 949,000 to Mark Byford MPs said losing a well-paid job at BBC is like 'winning the lottery' By Simon Cable PUBLISHED: 05:04 GMT, 26 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:13 GMT, 27 December 2012 The BBC is to be investigated by the National Audit Office after it emerged that almost 200 of the corporation’s managers have been handed payoffs of 100,000 each in the past three years. The watchdog is to examine the scale of severance packages in the New Year after MPs recently claimed that losing a job at the BBC was like ‘winning the lottery’. The move comes after it was revealed that the BBC’s former Director General, George Entwistle, received a 450,000 exit package when he left the job last month – double what he was entitled to

NHS wages: Executives enjoy 2% pay rise taking average salary to 74,600

NHS executives enjoy 2% pay rise taking average salary to 74,600 despite freeze on nursing wages Statistics show senior managers now earn an average of almost 75,000But nurses have taken a real term pay cut because of rising cost of livingRoyal College of Nursing: ‘Staff are being stretched to breaking point' Figures also show more nursing staff have lost their jobs than managers | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Pay freeze: Nurses have seen a real terms pay cut while executives have enjoyed a two per cent rise NHS executives have enjoyed a two per cent pay rise over the past year – even though nurses are suffering a pay freeze.

Another 125 Comet stores to close as 5,000 staff face redundancy just a week before Christmas

Another 125 Comet stores to close as 5,000 staff face redundancy just a week before ChristmasThe remaining 70 stores will stay open until all remaining stock is soldAdministrators also plan to close the company's distribution centre in Harlow, Essex, this Friday | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 28 November 2012 Up to 5,000 staff at electricals chain Comet could be out of a job just a week before Christmas after administrators today announced a further 125 stores will close. Administrators Deloitte said it would only keep the remaining 70 stores open until all remaining stock is sold. Around 5,000 employees work across the 195 Comet stores, with more than 3,000 jobs expected to be affected by today's decision