Labour council to pay its new climate change boss £109,000 a year

Labour council that raised tax bills by five per cent will pay its new climate change boss £109,000 a year – more than the Energy Minister’s salary

  • Half the families live on less than £18,000 a year in Waltham Forest, East London
  • The Labour run council is offering £109,000 a year for climate change boss role
  • Waltham Forest Council has also announced a council tax rise of 4.99 per cent 
  • This is the maximum council tax rise allowed without holding a referendum 
  • A Labour council that has raised tax bills by five per cent will pay its new climate change boss more than the Energy Minister.

    Waltham Forest Council in East London, where half the families live on less than £18,000 a year, is offering £109,000 a year for the role of Director of Climate Emergency and Behavioural Change – £5,000 more than Greg Hands, the Energy and Climate Change Minister, earns.

    The job advertisement says the council is seeking ‘an inspirational leader, communicator and expert who will be at the forefront of our commitment to deliver net zero in the borough by 2030’.

    Waltham Forest Council in East London, where half the families live on less than £18,000 a year, is offering £109,000 a year for the role of Director of Climate Emergency and Behavioural Change ¿ £5,000 more than Greg Hands (pictured), the Energy and Climate Change Minister, earns

    Waltham Forest Council in East London, where half the families live on less than £18,000 a year, is offering £109,000 a year for the role of Director of Climate Emergency and Behavioural Change – £5,000 more than Greg Hands (pictured), the Energy and Climate Change Minister, earns

    Tory Sir Iain Duncan Smith, whose constituency partly falls within Waltham Forest, said: ‘It’s a waste of money. There is no need to bring somebody else in.’ 

    Waltham Forest has announced a council tax rise of 4.99 per cent – the maximum allowed without holding a referendum.

    Clyde Loakes, deputy leader for climate change strategy, said: ‘If we are going to have any hope of averting the crisis our planet faces, we must take bold action now and that takes skilled and talented people.’

    Tory Sir Iain Duncan Smith (pictured), whose constituency partly falls within Waltham Forest, said: ¿It¿s a waste of money. There is no need to bring somebody else in¿

    Tory Sir Iain Duncan Smith (pictured), whose constituency partly falls within Waltham Forest, said: ‘It’s a waste of money. There is no need to bring somebody else in’

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