At last Parliament has spotted a problem

10 highest paid academy staffAs this piece in the Guardian reports published last Friday, the payment by a range of Academy Trusts to their senior staff has finally caused Parliament, in the form of the Public Accounts Committee to raise their hands and say enough is enough. The image above has been on my computer since November and as the table shows, a number of these members of staff are paid comparable sums to the Vice Chancellors of Universities, who in turn were being criticised towards the end of last year by the Government itself. The truth is the Government have chosen to turn a blind eye to such abuses of public funds by Academy Trusts, yet the Universities are in receipt of only a small amount of public money (70% of their income comes from students!). Let us hope that when Parliament returns to Westminster, the PAC can invite the relevant Minister to explain why they have turned a blind eye to such abuse?



About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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