More DoH civil servants earning £100,000

The number of DoH civil servants earning over £100,000 a year under Labour has increased by over 500%, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.

Figures show that since the government came into power in 1997 DoH civil servants earning six figures have gone up from eight to 50.

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat’s shadow health secretary, said: ‘For too long the government’s priority has been increasing the amount of bureaucracy in the NHS.

‘The explosion in the number of managers, not just in the DoH but across the NHS in general, is crazy when front line services are under huge pressure.

‘People will be shocked that so many civil servants are earning over £100,000 when nurses are struggling to make ends meet, especially after what looks like turning into a real-terms pay cut.’

The figures also show that 50 is the lowest number since 2002.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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