Nick Clegg Facebook Salary: Despite drawing a substantial salary on Facebook, Sir Nick Clegg was criticized for claiming nearly £113,000 in public duties expenses. The former Deputy Premier was only shy of the full amount he spent in 2018/2017 as a Vice-President of the social media giant for five months. Labour claimed that the claim of the ex-Lib Dem leader, who supported austerity in the coalition government and who now receives a 7-figure Facebook salary, was “disappointing.”
The public duties allowance was established to assist former prime ministers who are still active in public life, but Sir Nick can unusually receive it as a former deputy prime minister. Figures from Cabinet Office show that over the year, David Cameron claimed £112,882, while Tony Blair took £115,000, with Gordon Brown claiming £114,057, with the Major Sir John claiming £114,935.
The full sum of £115,000 was allocated to Sir Nick, who lost his seat in Sheffield Hallam in the elections in 2017. Minister of the Shadow Cabinet Jon Trickett said: ‘It is disgraceful and sums up the scandal of the corporate board room’s rotating door. Mr. Clegg said Thursday that a £4 billion fine for Facebook in the USA would trigger a ‘flood into the corporate bowels’ shift as the social network vice president of global affairs.