Town Hall Rich List: Stop council tax rises

Town Hall Rich List: Stop council tax rises

After tens of thousands of people signed our petition to put a stop to public sector golden goodbyes, we hand-delivered it to the treasury this week.

In December, our investigation found that civil servants were paid a staggering £150 million in exit payments in 2022. Covered in the Daily Mail, these figures show that ministers, despite having the power to cap payments, have failed to get a grip of these mega payouts, including almost £400,000 paid to a former treasury official.

These latest numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. As our Town Hall Rich List shows, the problem is not confined to Whitehall. Amongst the councils that bothered to publish accounts for 2022/23, over £3 million was paid out in golden goodbyes.

The government can now be in no doubt about what the British public thinks about these shocking sums. It’s time for ministers to act and take a stand for taxpayers by capping these huge payments!


Find your council https://www.taxpayersalliance.com/richlist

Rhondda Cynon TafChief executive£190,000
Rhondda Cynon Tafjob Not specified£117,500
Rhondda Cynon TafGroup director, prosperity, development & frontline services & deputy chief exec wef£116,000
Rhondda Cynon Tafjob Not specified£107,500
Rhondda Cynon Tafjob Not specified£107,500
Rhondda Cynon Tafjob Not specified£102,500
Rhondda Cynon Tafjob Not specified£102,500

Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC Funding and Spending

Audit and Regulation of the Council

£-24.1 million surplus income


Regional Internal Audit Service

The Council’s Internal Audit Service is delivered through a shared Audit service that came into existence on 1st April 2019. This shared service comprises the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Councils and is known as the Regional Internal Audit Service (RIAS). RIAS is hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan CBC and provides internal audit services to its four Local Authorities (LAs).

The arrangement is underpinned by a detailed legal agreement between the four LAs which sets out a range of obligations.  The RIAS reports to each of the four Governance & Audit Committees and is overseen at a strategic level by a Management Board of Section 151 Officers which comprises the Chief Finance Officers of the four Councils.

Internal Audit is an assurance function that primarily provides an independent and objective opinion to management and elected Members on the control environment comprising of risk management, internal control and governance by evaluating its effectiveness in achieving Council’s objectives.  RIAS is independent of the activities which it audits, providing unbiased judgements to management.

For more information, you can contact the Head of the Regional Internal Audit Service or Audit Manager on:

Andrew Wathan

Head of Regional Audit Service / Pennaeth Gwasanaeth Archwilio Rhanbarthol

e-mail: awathan@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

tel / ffôn: 07355 022372

Lisa Cumpston

Audit Manager

e-mail: lcumpston@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

tel / ffôn: 07874 635235

Rhondda Cynon taf Council

Governance and Audit Committee
Monday, 4th September 2023 at 5:00pm 

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April 2023
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