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Change to Tynwald pay structure could lead to better scrutiny, says backbench MHK

Wed, 15 Jan 2020


A backbench MHK says government performance would improve if the salary boost politicians receive for being a department member was scrapped.
 
It’s one a number of proposals in an independent report on the financial package available to Tynwald members.
 
Under the recommendations, Manx politicians would be paid a higher basic rate of pay, but no longer receive more for becoming a member of a department.
 
Douglas East member Chris Robertshaw argues this would see the role of scrutiny given an equal footing to that of the executive.
 
He explained why to Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne:
 

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