The TaxPayers Alliance amassed an interesting set of figures, using a series of FOI requests: the top 170 public sector wage earners in the UK. Top of the NI pile, beating Tony Blair by some distance is David Gavighan of the Strategic Investment Board (set up to claw back some value for the UK treasury) at number 64 (£218,302 pa).
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