Call for archbishop to head inquiry into vice-chancellors' pay

Andrew Adonis urges investigation amid row over Christina Slade’s £800,000 remuneration at Bath Spa University

Andrew Adonis, the former Labour cabinet minister, has called for an independent inquiry chaired by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, into the “outrageous” pay of university vice-chancellors.

It comes after it emerged that the departing vice-chancellor of Bath Spa, one of the UK’s smaller universities, was paid more than £800,000 in her final year in the role.

The silence of @JoJohnsonUK is deafening on VC pay. Government paralysed.

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