Public sector waste

£100K civil servants treble

Last night the Evening Standard carried a story telling how the number of civil servants earning over £100K had trebled. “In 2001, 320 staff at 25 public sector bodies earned £100,000 or more. By this year the figure had soared to 996.” The story is picked up today by the Telegraph and the Mail.

The story is not new. Government ad spending has trebled, the number of spin doctors has trebled and spending on lawyers has doubled.

I don’t suppose that the 996 include the 76 people paid over £100K by Transport for London all by itself.