A SECRET report is recommending pay rises of up to 124% for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing staff.
The report, by independent housing consultant Chapman Hendy, calls for management pay rises ranging from 61% to 124%.
KNH commissioned the report last year. It was leaked to the Examiner yesterday.
Chief executive Simon Rogers would get a 66% increase to his salary of £57,795.
A service management officer, currently on £13,953, would get a 124% increase.
An estate management officer would get a 100% increase on their £17,400 salary and an area housing manager would see their £26,625 pay rise by 83%.
The pay hikes are likely to spark outrage after KNH - the company set up by the council to manage their council housing stock - announced plans to close three housing offices earlier this year.
The buildings at Crosland Moor, Milnsbridge and Heckmondwike will close to the public early next year because the cost of improving access for disabled people is too high.
The pay increases are expected to be agreed in private at a meeting today by the KNH board, which includes Clr Molly Walton and chairman Cliff Whiteley.
Clr David Exley, who spoke out about the Heckmondwike closure in February, said he thought the increases were a slap in the face for many council house tenants.
"I have many people coming to me with housing problems," said the Heckmondwike councillor.
"It often takes people a long time to get repairs done to their homes - I know because people come to me to try and speed things up.
"And last year £2.5 million worth of unpaid rent was written off. How can this type of performance justify such huge pay increases?"
Clr Exley also attacked the controversial decisions to close housing offices in Heckmondwike, Colne Valley, Crosland Moor and Milnsbridge.
"Every time I went in to the Heckmondwike office it was full, so the claims that it was not being used are not true," he said.
"I have no problem with people getting increases in line with inflation in fact I support that. People have to live.
"I also think the front line workers do a wonderful job. But who else gets 124% pay rises?"
KNH board member Clr Molly Walton defended the proposals claiming the rises were vital to ensure staff stayed with the company.
"Compared to other similar organisations we do not pay our management a lot and these proposed increases look to address that," she said.
"If our pay is not competitive we will not attract new talent and staff will leave. The pay rises and the office closures are two totally different issues."
Mr Rogers' increase is one of the smallest in percentage terms. The contracts manager could get as much as 89% and the neighbourhood services manager 96%. Lower level staff pay rises range from 100% to 124%.