Tuesday, 16 September 2008


Telegrammed by the RSM
With the Lib Dems focusing on public sector costs it's interesting to note that at Crossrail people have been trousering salaries guaranteed to make Vince Cable wince.

With many senior staff recruited through the 'back door' (ie consultants) the full timers who get final salary pensions, health Insurance and often free First Class rail travel, are doing very nicely at the taxpayers expense.

  • Managing Director Delivery circa £175,000
  • Corporate Affairs Director circa £135,000 (part time)
  • Legal Services Director circa £120,000
  • Human Resources Director circa £100,000
  • Delivery Programme Manager circa £95,000
What's more most of them will probably have retired by the time they get round to digging the first tunnel.

A nice sinecure when you remember that Crossrail is currently only running an idea - rather than actually operating a railway.