WALES: 'Cut top university salaries'

Universities in Wales have been urged to "clamp down" on their high earners as spending cuts loom, reports Gareth Evans for the Western Mail. Assembly members have demanded assurances that lower-paid staff will not pay for a slashed budget while several university vice-chancellors' salaries continue to dwarf that of the Prime Minister.

Their demands come after it was revealed reveal that 272 university workers in Wales take home six-figure sums, with pay starting around £2,000 ($3,084) a week. Cardiff University vice-chancellor Dr David Grant was the highest paid in 2009, having earned £275,000 ($424,105) with pension contributions.

In contrast, David Cameron is entitled to around £197,000 a year, but takes £142,500 ($218,992).
Full report on the Wales Online site