The amount of remuneration received by elected members of the States of Jersey is under discussion following the launch of a consultation by the States Members Remuneration Review Body (SMRRB).
A public meeting will be held at St. Paul’s Centre at 6 p.m. on Wednesday 25th June 2014 to discuss the matter and views are being sought via an online questionnaire.
SMRRB Chairman, Julian Rogers said: “We are holding the consultation in order to receive views on a number of matters, including:
- whether the current level of remuneration is too high, too low or about right;
- whether there are other role(s) in the Island’s economy that could be regarded as comparable with the role of a States member;
- whether members should continue to receive an element of tax free remuneration to cover expenses;
- whether there is a case for differentiating among States members for remuneration purposes on the basis of role and responsibility; and
- whether a pension provision should be made available to States members.
We will shortly be considering our recommendations on the appropriate level of remuneration and expenses for States members for 2015 to 2018. We hope to receive comments on how respondents view the work and responsibility level of States members and are keen to engender some good debate on this matter.”
To take part in the consultation process, log onto www.gov.je/consultations to read the SMRRB’s discussion document and complete the online survey. Views can also be sent to the SMRRB, c/o States Greffe, Morier House, Halkett Place, St Helier, JE1 1DD; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for submissions is Monday 14th July 2014.
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