Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Cllr Ainslie drew attention to issues around transparency with regards to the Pay Policy Statement, paying particular attention to the salaries of thirty staff working for Homes for Lambeth. Cllr Ainslie stated that the Patrick Vernon Review had shone a light on the pay discrepancies in society, and that in the age of covid we should be looking for a fairer economic situation.
Cllr Wilson responded, stating that the pay ratio between the lowest and highest earner in the borough had decreased, and also described how the lowest paid members of the community earned more than they did a decade ago, and that the number of Council staff earning £60k per year had decreased.
RESOLVED, by 47 for and 5 abstentions:
1. To approve the updated Pay Policy Statement for 2020/21 attached at Appendix A
2. To note the appointments made to posts attracting remuneration in excess of £100,000 per annum and severance packages in excess of £100,000 to date, attached at Appendix B.
Clerk’s note: The Mayor did not vote. 3 did not vote due to technical difficulties.
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 03/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 03/03/2021 - Council