PAY rises for housing chiefs in Kirklees have been agreed.
Increases for senior managers of Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing were given the go-ahead at a board meeting.
But the rises are much smaller than those originally reported in the Examiner.
Chief executive Simon Rogers will not get a 66% pay increase. Instead it will be 34%.
And for some staff pay will be frozen.
KNH chairman Cliff Whiteley said the independent report into pay was set up because of concerns about salaries being below average.
He added: "The survey was commissioned to find out if our salaries were comparable to those in other housing organisations, because of concerns about recruitment and retention of staff.
"The survey sampled jobs at all levels of the organisation. It found that while most of our posts paid similar salaries to the national average, some were higher - and those at senior management level were much lower.
"The KNH board's human resources sub-committee has considered its response to the report for some time.
"Although the report was confidential because it contained salary information about specific posts in the organisation, all our pay scales are public once they have been approved - unlike the private sector.
"The board has approved the consultants' recommendations to bring the management team's salaries up to the national averages."
But Mr Whiteley said there was a possibility of cutbacks.
"There are plans to cut the senior management team by one and share the extra work between the remaining members," he said.
"The board made this decision so that KNH can recruit and retain the calibre of staff needed to continue to provide excellent services to tenants."
Mr Whiteley also said KNH had been rated in the top 10% of all housing organisations by the Audit Commission and was ranked as the 19th least expensive out of 22.