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|10 Jul 2017, 3:33 p.m.||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has been consulted on the value of the exit payment for the Chief Executive of the Council of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea after his resignation in June 2017.
Answered by Alok Sharma - Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Pay, alongside other terms and conditions, remains a matter for local authorities to manage as individual employers and locally elected bodies.
Ministers have been very clear that authorities should be demonstrating restraint in the pay and reward of senior staff. In addition, the government has taken steps to increase the transparency and accountability of local decisions on pay.