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More academy trusts in the spotlight over executive pay

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Last updated on 9 July 2018
The government has issued another warning to academy trusts over executive pay, this time asking those that paid employees more than £100,000-a-year in 2016-17. The letter from Education and Skills Funding Agency boss Eileen Milner is the latest in a series of interventions by the government over largesse in academy pay. Letters went out yesterday to to all multi-academy trusts that were either paying a salary of £150,000 or more to one employee, or salaries between £100,000 and £150,000 to two or more employees, in 2016-17. They follow a previous round of letters from Milner, sent in April to trusts paying a salary of £100,000 to £150,000 to multiple employees in 2015-16, to ask them to justify why they were setting wages at these levels. Milner has also previously written to single academy trusts with staff on more than £150,000-a-year. A freedom of information request by Schools Week revealed that most of the 92 academy trusts with multiple staff on £100,000 to £150,000 a year in