Shocking one in four HS2 staff paid over £100k a year
A quarter of staff members working on the HS2 project are paid over £100 in their yearly salary, startling new data has found.
Salaries and perks over £100,000 were paid to 318 HS2 Ltd officials last year, which is more than double the number of staff members paid the salary in 2015-16.
A Freedom of Information request by The Times found that 112 workers received more than a £150,000 salary, with 15 receiving over £251,000 a year.
More than £600m was spent on consultants – also double the spends of the year earlier.
The DfT said it is keeping a “tough grip” on costs despite the revelations, noting that the HS2 project remains on budget at £55.7bn. Shocking one in four HS2 staff paid over £100k a year