A London Assembly member has called for the salaries of senior public sector managers to be reviewed after research revealed some London bosses earn twice as much as their New York counterparts.
Conservative AM Andrew Boff says his research has highlighted “a large disparity between the basic package of NYC bosses and those in London.”
The capital’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy, is paid almost £350,000 a year, three times the amount earned by his opposite number in New York.
And while New York’s police commissioner earns a modest £120,000, Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe takes home a £281,000 basic salary.
Mr Boff wants a comparative study to be conducted with New York and other world cities to help set pay rates for senior managers City Hall agencies.
He said: “At face value there seems to be a large disparity between the basic package of NYC bosses and those in London.
“When we’re judging how much to pay top bosses from taxpayer cash, we need to be able to do a comparison with similar cities such as NYC to make sure we are attracting top talent whilst also providing bang for buck.”