Cornwall Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery has today announced that he is going to take an effective 5% pay cut from January 1st.
Other corporate directors - including Communities Director Gill Steward - will also not be drawing down their full salary.
The technical language - "not drawing down their full salary" - is crucial here. It means that the pay cut is entirely voluntary and the officer can choose at any time to move back to their full salary. It is also not yet clear which other officers will be following suit, but I am told that the matter was discussed by the Corporate Leadership Team.
But nonetheless this move is very welcome and is something I have been calling for for since June. I wonder if the Cabinet will be following suit?