Boris Johnson has raised an interesting point about where Londoner’s council tax money is going.
You probably know that Livingstone employs an army of press officers, that the staff numbers at City Hall are already outgrowing the building and that the Mayor spends more on advertising each year than all political parties did at the last general election.
But did you know that there are 232 people working for TFL who earn over £100,000 per year? I didn’t until Boris pointed it out. This compares with only 43 who earn over £100,000 in the Home office and seven in the Treasury.
TFL don’t have a reputation for excellence, so why the huge salaries?