EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker is to pocket a £8,700 pay rise putting him on almost double the salary of Theresay May, alongside the same 3.3% for all other civil servants. Austerity simply doesn’t apply to them, and we are paying for this.
The EU is rewarding its civil servants with a 3.3% pay rise, which is way more than the rate of inflation. These EU civil servants already earn on average about £70,000 per year.
This means the hapless Juncker, who seems to wander round issuing edicts which annoy people and little else, will get
- a Christmas bonus of 5,181.24 euros (£4,396).
- a basic salary increase for next year of 10,362 euros (£8,793)
- a total basic salary per year from 2017 of 324,377 euros (£275,275)
- a generous 48,657 euros (£41,292) extra housing allowance
- 17,017 euros (£14,441) in other expenses (including his nice long lunches)
- a 69,336 euros (£58,841) a year pension from age 65, and
- 416,284 euros (£353,270) to help him ‘resettle’ and ‘transition’ at the end of his five-year term
Nigel Farage said of this:
‘Another fat pay rise for Juncker and his Eurocrat pals in Brussels. The EU is the opposite of a meritocracy when people get rewarded for failure.’
And we are paying for this exceptionally expensive numpty (and all the well-paid civil servants) while we remain in the EU.