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Monday, 20 February 2012

Pickles makes a phoney attack on local government pay practices

It is quite incredulous that when the UK is awash with multi-millionaires that don’t pay fair tax rates, Mr Pickles has chosen a fairly innocuous piece of legislation concerning pay transparency of senior salaries in local government to link his press release to measures on tax avoidance – the inference clearly being that there is some form of problem with corrupt tax practices amongst senior officers. This really is a case of Pickles once again seeking to bully and cajole local government in a needless and damaging assault on the reputation of one the single most efficient and ‘clean’ areas of the UK economy. The wrong target again Mr Pickles: http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/2091049