Quarter of HS2 staff paid over £100,000 despite spending concerns

Quarter of HS2 staff paid over £100,000 despite spending concerns

A quarter of staff working on HS2 are earning over £100,000 amid concerns over spending, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request published in The Times.

The ROI request reveals that HS2 paid 318 officials at least £100,000 in salary and perks last year, up from 155 in 2015-16. HS2 has 1,346 staff, meaning that 24% of employees now enjoy a six-figure remuneration package including salary, bonus and any pension contributions from the company.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Thu, 9 Aug 2018 12:55pm BST
    I think this is yet another disgusting show of overspending and complete disregard for those on "real" wages. When was the last time the public sector workers were give a pay rise and yet the government is happy to pay stupid amounts of money towards something like this. What about all the kick backs and other such perks? The division of wealth should be more evenly distributed, with those providing key services like police, education and the health services paid more fairly. It's a disgrace that in today's day and age those of us who do these jobs, which if not done would plunge the country into chaos, are still paid such a low amount. Stop paying fat cats who sit is cushy offices doing little to nothing the big bucks and start paying those doing real jobs what they're worth!

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