THE number of retired public sector chiefs enjoying pensions worth at least £100,000 a year has more than doubled to 395 in the three years since the government announced reforms to reduce their burden on the taxpayer.

Each can expect to enjoy 28 to 30 years of retirement, with each pensioner receiving payments of £3m during their golden years.

The total cost of funding the retirement of this public sector elite will be more than £1.2bn.

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