THE NUMBER of council employees earning more than £50,000 has almost doubled in the space of a year.
According to figures contained in Causeway Coast and Glens' Annual Accounts, 22 officers received salaries of between £50k and £120k in the 2017/18 financial year.
Twelve months earlier the number was 12.
The council told the Chronicle the increase was a result of staff members moving up salary bands.
The figures show that only one officer - the Chief Executive - earned over £100k, while on the next tier down, three 'Heads of Service' earned between £80 and £90k.
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