How much is your AM worth?
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Currently £46,191, plus very generous expenses. But the Western Mail reports today that they could get a pay rise after the Senior Salaries Review Board meets next year.
After May's elections, Assembly Members will technically have more law-making responsibility, and this could see their incomes rise.
Here's a novel idea: Why not link Assembly Members' pay increases to any rise in the lowest income rates in Wales? That way they have a vested interest in actually making a difference to people's lives, rather than simply rewarding themselves automatically.
Wales already has the lowest incomes in the UK. On average, men earn £20,000, and women earn just £14,500. Politicians might like to think about addressing that problem before giving themselves another slap on the back.
posted by Blamerbell @ 11:18 am,