An interim consultant brought in by Haringey Borough Council to help deliver cuts to youth services is being paid £450 per day.

Head of youth, community and participation Kevin Feaviour is responsible for the delivery of Haringey’s youth services, including its budget, which is set to be slashed by £2.1m over the next three years.

Budget proposals including £70m of cuts across the council were approved by the cabinet last week and are due to be rubber-stamped when the council meets on Monday.

The council made the admission about Mr Feaviour’s pay after documents from an internal audit progress report last year revealed that the then head of youth services was being paid £460 a day.

Mr Feaviour recently recieved a barrage of tweets about his pay and the proposed cuts to services. His account is no longer available on Twitter.

Tottenham youth worker Seema Chandwani said: “As the context of ‘cuts’ is being described as ‘savings’ it is only expected young people are now questioning where these savings can be made in order to keep a youth service they value and need.

“The amount spent on consultants across the borough is being questioned by many and rightly so if we’re spending this sort of money on them.

“It’s a no-brainer that costs like this should be looked at before cutting frontline services.”

A statement issued by Haringey Council said Mr Feaviour was in fact paid £450 a day.

A council spokesman said: “The council’s head of youth, community and participation is responsible for leading the operational management and service delivery of Haringey’s youth service, including helping to ensure the service meets the priorities set out in the council’s budget and corporate plan.

“Wherever possible Haringey Council aims to recruit permanent staff. However, like any large organisation, we sometimes bring in interim staff and specialists to support our ambition to transform council services in the best interests of our residents.”