Report shows seven Scottish Borders Council employees earn over £100,000

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Statistics from the TaxPayers’ Alliance have revealed seven employees at Scottish Borders Council received over £100,000 in 2011-12.

Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont has called for a review of the salary structure at Newtown.

He added: “In this tough financial climate council budgets across Scotland have been stretched further and further in order to keep providing key local services. As such it has become increasingly important that local authorities strive to give taxpayers’ the best value for money when it comes to all sections of spending.

“Many people in the Borders will look at these huge salaries and rightfully question whether they provide value for money. For some of these individuals to be getting paid more than the Prime Minister is astonishing, and there can be no doubt that something needs to be done to curb it.”

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