The Fat Cat of Cornwall

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Captain Black » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:59 pm

Marhak wrote:Kevin Lavery is to have his salary increased from about £200,000 to £238,000. That's £100,000 more than the Prime Minister gets. This at a time when Cornwall Council is looking to cut £110 million.

Lavery, of course, is poised to hand 2,000 P45s to resident Cornish council staff, thereby adding hugely to Cornwall's unemployment list and social misery. But, at the same time that his salary soars (and remember that he still doesn't live here), he's also looking to spend £8 million on refurbishing offices!

Mark Kaczmarek suggests the increase is, in part, due to Lavery's duties as Election Returning Officer. Not bad pay for one day's work, is it?

Hands up all those who find this unacceptably obscene.
Can I put up both hands?.

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Captain Black » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:07 am

GrahamHart wrote:
Marhak wrote: Mark Kaczmarek suggests the increase is, in part, due to Lavery's duties as Election Returning Officer. Not bad pay for one day's work, is it?
I was told he did that for free and was therefore under no obligation to release information under the FOI act when requested.

What really amuses me though is the way so called intelligent people continually get sucked in by these puppet politicians.
Roll on evolution.
He cannot have it both ways if he was payed he is subject to FOI if not how did he get the pay rise? and why is a councillor who complained about bottled water now apologising for such an huge pay rise [at least twice the Cornish wage]

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by TeamKernow » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:15 am

Marhak wrote:Mark Kaczmarek suggests the increase is, in part, due to Lavery's duties as Election Returning Officer. Not bad pay for one day's work, is it?

Surely that's not possible, Marhak...

:idea: Paid To NOT Properly Supervise And Scrutinise Votes Cast In Duchy Elections :idea:

and then claim FOI exemption when asked to do so?


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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Captain Black » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:48 pm

Could we not save a lot of money [and a few jobs ] by handing him his P45? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Marhak » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:33 pm

Yes, we could trade him for about 12 existing jobs for local people. He has his fiancial get-outs with his Serco links. They haven't.

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Captain Black » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:58 pm

This man should lead by example if other people are suffering due to the cuts the least he could do is take a PAY CUT not a rise.

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Marhak » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:56 pm

The least he could do is take a hike. Back to Geordieland.

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by TeamKernow » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:58 am


"To be blunt, your cat is in a rut. It's the old stockbroker syndrome,
the suburban fin de siecle ennui, angst, weltschmertz, call it what you will."

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by TeamKernow » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:35 pm

To Help Cat Confusers Ltd Confuse Fat Cat Kevin Out Of His Corpulent Complacency
Further Therapy May Be Conducted Via:
klavery@cornwall.gov.uk

The first sign of awakening may be a statement of recognition from our Fat Cat Kevin that the days of the
:idea: Fat Cat Public 'Servant' Executive Mutual Recruitment And Benefits Boosting Club :idea:
:idea: may be numbered :idea: .

A lead taking voluntary reduction of Fat Cat Kevin's remuneration to a figure of less than £100,000 (more than adequate for most!) to enable around ten full and/or part time CC employees to keep their jobs and only houses would also be a good and tangible sign of emerging social conscience in our Too Fat Cat Kevin...

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Captain Black » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:24 pm

I see that Mr Lavery's increase puts him in at 3-4th largest pay packet, Cornwall must be proud. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Mark » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:07 am

Any person, where ever in the world, earning that much money, who can happily take a pay increase equal to more than double the average person's wage and then sit back, (hundreds of miles away from where they actually work), while people from the organisation they are employed by lose their jobs, ought to be hung by the ankles over one of the many deep shafts on this earth... and then dropped!
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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Marhak » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:20 am

Just to add insult to injury, it has now been revealed that Lavery claimed nearly £10,500 in expenses during the first year of Cornwall Council. 3 other chief officers claimed expenses, too, but none much over £1000.

I didn't even earn as much in 2009-10 as Lavery got in expenses - but I'm expected to pay an inflated Council Tax bill to fund the bugger!

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Captain Black » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:14 pm

How much more of our money does this overpaid Englishman want, we have one of the lowest wage economies going, that combined with 2000 people thrown on the dole is a real blow to the Cornish economy.

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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by Mark » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:20 am

Captain Black said:
a real blow to the Cornish economy
We don't have an economy any more, 'part from bowing 'n scraping to the tourists. Playground Cornwall is what is king here. I'm always amazed at how some tourists treat me, (not the Europeans BTW, mostly those from the intrinsically non-celtic regions of the British Isles ;) ). Colonial disdain must be handed out to some when they cross the Tamar! You understand how indigenous peoples the world over have felt. Arrogance ain't the word for it!
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Re: The Fat Cat of Cornwall

Post by TeamKernow » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:27 pm

:idea: Pay cuts in store for C*unty Hall's highest earners as review of salaries promised :idea:

'CORNWALL Council is to renegotiate the pay and conditions of its top earners, the West Briton can reveal.
Council leader Alec Robertson said the talks formed the first phase of a root and branch review of all of the authority's most senior officers.It could signal an end to massive pay-outs to people who leave the authority voluntarily, as highlighted in last week's West Briton. And Cllr Robertson has said he intends to start the review at the top with chief executive Kevin Lavery and other directors.

It is believed Mr Lavery – the 28th highest paid council CEO in the country – is already in negotiations that could see his package slashed by around 10 per cent. It would also include a downgrading of mileage allowances, pension contributions and severance agreements.

Mr Lavery currently earns around £200,000 a year but last year collected £238,000.Full details of the reduction in his payments will be unveiled in November when the council unveils its emergency budget.The move comes after pressure from local MPs–and The West Briton's coverage about the gilded packages enjoyed by top level staff.(
And C24 !?!)

Mr Robertson said: "As part of our drive to save money, staff pay and conditions are all under review. "It goes without saying this starts at the top and the chief executive's pay and conditions obviously form part of that review."

His comments come as Communities Secretary Eric Pickles slammed the level of pay-offs given to top-level council employees – many of whom walk straight into other public-sector jobs. Mr Pickles said: "It's not right for people to retire from the public sector with a huge pay-off then cash in with another six-figure salary elsewhere at the taxpayers expense. There is growing public concern about the massive payoffs being given to town hall chief executives and senior staff. Six-figure payoffs aren't justifiable when local government workers are in the middle of a pay freeze.We need to curb a culture of excess in local government which is why we will require councils to publish more information online on the pay and perks of senior staff, and allow elected councillors to veto high pay packets."

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, said: "The civil service provides a better guide to the right salary for local authority chief executives. The Permanent Secretary of a typical government department is on around £150,000. There is no logical reason why the pay of a council chief should be paid more than this. Across the country they are regularly paid £100,000 a year more than the Prime Minister. How can that be right? Such high levels of pay are not driven by the market, it is more the case that a high pay culture has been allowed to develop over the last decade and this must now be quashed."

Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, praised Mr Robertson for taking a lead on the issue. She said: "I think these 'golden hellos' and 'golden goodbyes' belong in the past. There is no need for them. People are paid good salaries for doing a good job and that should be enough. It is more difficult where people have them written into contracts already, but where possible they should be renegotiating existing contracts to get rid of them. I'm really pleased that Alec Robertson has shown real leadership and has said he will deal with this." '



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