You’ve got feel for our friends at the SWRDA – Chair Juliet Williams and Chief Executive Jane Henderson – struggling along on pro rata pay packages with benefits worth around just £166,000 and £170,000 a year respectively.
How do they cope? But don’t worry too much because the pair are also entitled to claim travel expenses. Last year Chair Williams claimed £9984.13 in travel while CEO Henderson must have slummed it a bit and got by on just £8,837.02.
Since Williams only works three days a week that means every time she stepped out the front door to go to work for us, it cost us another seventy-odd quid in travel on top of the £700 we pay her for each day she works.
In comparison, Henderson – who apparently works a full week – only charges us about forty quid every single day in travel on top of her £700 a day salary.