Two Brighton quango chiefs paid six-figure salaries

Posted On 03 Jul 2010 at 8:24 am

Two Brighton quango chiefs have been included in a list of Britain’s most highly paid public officials.

Lord Mogg – formerly John Mogg – and Duncan Selbie both received six-figure sums last year.

Lord Mogg, who lives in Queen’s Park, Brighton, was paid £210,000 to £215,000 for his three-day a week job as chairman of Ofgem, the gas and electricity markets watchdog.

He was joint 28th on the list of the highest paid officials working for more than 300 taxpayer-funded quangos.

He is also the chairman of the board of governors of Brighton University.

Mr Selbie is chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

His pay is joint 95th on the list with a salary of between £180,000 and £185,000.

He is among 150 officials listed as receiving six-figure salaries.

Last year Lord Mogg’s expenses attracted attention. He claimed £35,000 from Ofgem.

His claims included £5,360 for a first-class annual train season ticket.

He also claimed £702 to pay for a train journey to and from his “weekend accommodation”.

According to The Daily Telegraph, which published the details of Lord Mogg’s claim last August three months after its first revelations about MPs’ expenses in May last year, a spokesman for Ofgem said: “All expenses were paid in accordance with Ofgem policy which is itself in accordance with Civil Service policy.

“Lord Mogg is entitled to an official chauffeur-driven car. However, he chooses the cheaper option of public transport.”

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