Top-paid civil servants lose right to wage privacy – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in civil servants, news, privacy, remuneration by sally

“Senior civil servants who tried to keep their salaries secret will be made to reveal them, the Information Commissioner has ruled. The government has been ordered to name every civil servant on a salary above £150,000 – more than the prime minister – after some resisted, citing the Data Protection Act. The ruling means that the identity of 24 Whitehall mandarins who refused to be named when the coalition published a list of high earners in government a year ago will now be revealed, and that pressure will mount for other high earners below the £150,000 mark to also be named.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2011