I read yesterday the research from The Taxpayers Alliance on the pay of local government officials. It reveals in 2015-6 there were 2,314 Council employees who received total remuneration in excess of six figures. (Up 89 on the previous year). 539 received remuneration over £150,000. 68 Councils had more than 10 employees earning over £100,000. Top of the pay league is the Chief Executive of Sunderland Council on £625,570. Yes six hundred and twenty five thousand plus pounds a year. Another Sunderland City Council employee was on £605,958 and another on £444,000. Must be an expensive place to live Sunderland.