Unions have reacted with anger to the revelation that the head of Anglian Water has been paid a £10m bonus following his departure. Jonson Cox was paid the sum earlier this year when he left to become the new executive chairman of UK Coal.
The company says the amount will not be paid by ratepayers and rewards Mr Cox for his performance. Mick Ainsley, regional organiser for the GMB Union, said: “This money was funded by cuts and jobs losses and increased charges to customers.
“What is particularly galling is that earlier this year Anglian Water reduced the terms and conditions of workers and made redundancies claiming poverty in light of the OFWAT five year plan. The £10 million that he got would well and truly have paid for all the cuts.”