Statement: response to inaccurate claims about Lambeth Council and staff salaries

24 January 2018

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Councillor Imogen Walker, Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, responds to inaccurate reporting of salaries at Lambeth Council

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Responding to the recent “People’s Audit” report on senior staff pay at Lambeth Council, Councillor Imogen Walker, Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources said:

“The figures quoted by the ‘People’s Audit’ are incorrect.

“The number of Lambeth Council staff earning over £50,000 since 2016 has stayed virtually the same, going from 212 in 2007 to around 220 today.

“The figures quoted in their report are made up of pay increases for over 400 teachers employed in schools for whom the council provides the payroll administration.

“The council was not asked for a comment before the publication and has offered this simple clarification since, with a request for a correction. The ‘People’s Audit’ have refused to correct the figures and continue to use them without correction.”

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