Sunday, 23 May 2010
HOW MUCH OF YOUR COUNCIL TAX IS GOING IN COUNCIL EMPLOYEES PENSIONS?
HOW MUCH of your Council Tax payment do you think, is going to pay the GOLDEN PLATED, FINAL SALARY pension schemes of EX-COUNCIL EMPLOYEES like the bunch of COFFIN DODGERS ABOVE!
Well, an investigation by me and the Sunday Post has revealed some interesting facts in Scotland.
A survey of 30 local authorities across Scotland revealed they contributed a combined total £629m into their staff pension funds last year. Over the same period their combined council tax income was £2.1bn. SO AN AVERAGE IN SCOTLAND OF 30%. The highest ratio of council tax to pension contributions was in Orkney, where a massive 69 per cent was paid into staff retirement plans. Next was Eilean Sar (68 per cent), Shetland Islands (65 per cent) and Dundee City (50 per cent).
Glasgow City Council had the highest pension bill (£54.5m) followed by Edinburgh (£46.1m), Fife (£40.7m) and Aberdeenshire (£39.1m).
69% of all Council Tax contributions going to pay PENSIONS. How do they pay for the roads, social services etc, etc. I suppose the rest has to come from the SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, so we are ending up paying for it twice, so some EX-COUNCIL BIGWIG can sit on a huge FINAL SALARY PENSION. I think not. TIME SOMETHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT BEFORE I GET ANGRY!