List of high-earning civil servants includes housing and planning chief Richard McCarthy
Salary details released by the Cabinet Office show that housing mandarin Richard McCarthy earns £175,000 per year.
The names of 170 civil servants earning over £150,000 were released yesterday, as part of David Cameron’s push for transparency. Among the details released were those of Richard McCarthy, the director general of housing and planning in the Communities and Local Government department, who is earning between £175,000 and £179,999.
Other figures released included:
- John McCready, managing director of property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, earns £150,000-£154,999
- Joe Montgomery, director-general of regions and communities in Communities and Local Government, earns £150,000-£154,999.
- Jeremy Beeton, director-general of the government Olympic executive in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, earns £225,000-£229,999
- David Goldstone, director of finance and programme for the government Olympic executive in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, earns £185,000 - £189,999
- Nirmal Kotecha, major projects director for the Highways Agency in the Department for Transport, earns £150,000-£154,999.
In a letter to his Cabinet, David Cameron said that he is setting up a Public Sector Transparency Board, which will be chaired by the minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude.