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12 TfL Employees Earn More Than Met Police Chief

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

More than a dozen staff at Transport for London - including the head of marketing - are paid more than the Met Police Commissioner.

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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe earns 281,000 a year for running the London police force.

But Sir Peter Hendy, London's transport commissioner, earns more than twice that - at 652,000 with bonuses.

TFL says executive pay, which is funded by taxpayers, is based on comparisons with companies it competes with.

Andrew Boff, a Conservative in the London Assembly, told LBC: "There are over a dozen people within TfL who are paid more than the Commissioner of Police.

"Why is that the case? Why is it that we think that somebody, for instance, who is running the marketing and comms department of TfL is worth more than Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who runs the whole police service?"

TfL's Top Earners (including bonuses):
- Sir Peter Hendy, TfL Commissioner: 652,000 (basic salary 348,444)
- Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail chief executive: 577,000
- Andy Mitchell, Crossrail programme director: 552,000
- Mike Brown, TfL MD rail and underground: 476,000
- Steve Allen, TfL MD finance: 451,000
- Howard Carter, TfL general counsel: 371,000
- Vernon Everitt, TfL MD marketing and comms: 364,000
- Leon Daniels, TfL MD surface transport: 328,000
- Philip Hifton, LU asset performance director: 319,000
- David Waboso, LU director of capital programmes: 316,000
- Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner: 281,000

It comes as research finds that TfL officials are paid more than double their counterparts in New York.