Top earning staffers from councils across the country have unveiled in a new report.

The largest salary packages from Redbridge employees have been revealed in the TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List report published yesterday - with more making more than £100,000 than in previous years.

The report has claimed that Redbridge Council's Chief Executive Andrew Donald took home £171,813 and a pension payment of £43,125 in the 2017/18 financial year.

The council's corporate director of people and corporate director of place were paid £139,971 with a pension of £35,133 and the former earning an additional £343 in expenses.

This year's figures showed twelve staff at Redbridge Council were paid more than £100,000, compared to last year's nine.

The corporate director of resources received £132,710 and £33,310 pension, while its corporate director of strategy was paid £125,656 with a pension of £31,540.

Redbridge Council's director of public health earned £96,295 and received a pension payment of £24,170 and its assistant director of assurance was paid £96,171 with a pension of £24,139.

John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: "The average council tax bill has gone up by more than £900 over the last twenty years and spending has gone through the roof.

"Disappointingly, many local authorities are now responding to financial reality through further tax rises and reducing services rather than scaling back top pay.

"Despite many in the public sector facing a much-needed pay freeze to help bring the public finances under control, many town hall bosses are continuing to pocket huge remuneration packages, with staggering pay-outs for those leaving their jobs.

"There are talented people in the public sector who are trying to deliver more for less, but the sheer scale of these packages raise serious questions about efficiency and priorities.

In 2017-18 there were at least 2,454 council employees who received total remuneration in excess of £100,000 which is 148 more than in 2016/17, and is the highest number since 2013/14.

There was a total of 608 council employees who earned more than £150,000 - with a total of 28 local authority employees receiving remuneration in excess of a quarter of a million pounds in 2017/18.

The local authority with the greatest number of employees receiving remuneration in excess of £100,000 was Essex council with 55 employees in total earning more than this amount.

Essex Council also had the highest number of employees earning over £150,000 at 13.

In London, the local authority with the most employees who received remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2017/18 was jointly Hackney and Lambeth councils who each paid 28 employees over £100,000.

London's biggest remuneration package was received by Wandsworth’s Chief Executive at £294,805.

A council spokesperson said: "Redbridge has one of the fewest number of people paid in the higher pay brackets compared with other London Boroughs.

"Since 2013 the council has reduced its spending on staff salaries by £28 million which, along with other savings, has helped the council to become the sixth most cost efficient council in the country.

"The council is required to produce an annual Pay Policy for its staff which is a public document and agreed by Full Council. Permanent appointments of senior officers for more than £100,000 are agreed by Full Council to ensure transparency of the process in line with the Localism Act 2011."

The spokesperson added that the data from the Tax Payer’s Alliance report is inaccurate.

A link to its own list of full senior staff salaries is available at: