Salaries of special advisors revealed

Public sector salaries are a contentious issue at this stage of the economic cycle, especially as there are several who earn more than the British prime minister David Cameron.

We now know that Andy Coulson, the former newspaper editor who is the prime minister’s public relations director is earning a salary of £140,000 (compared to the prime minister’s £142,500).

Cameron, himself a former PR director, has pledged to cut government spending on communications.

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