Time for a pay ‘ceiling’

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Big cash earners in NHS are revealed was an interesting article (Mail, November 11).

Why do 119 members of staff receive £100,000 or more, with four non-clinical, when the majority are probably earning less than £30,000 per annum and they are looking after the patients every day?

I can understand a consultant earning a very good salary as they have spent a great deal of time training.

However, I really can’t understand why people in managerial positions require such fantastic salaries.

Too many people are earning fantastic salaries which are way beyond a sensible amount.

If you compare the normal, ordinary working man, quite a lot will not be earning £20,000 a year, never mind £30,000.

It is time there was a pay “ceiling”.

Most wage increases are generally given as a percentage of salary, and if this is the case, I would consider it be obscene.

In any case, none of them should be getting more than our Prime Minister.

I wonder how some of these would have “survived” if they had lived during the 1950s and 60s?

S Dobbie,

Elwick.