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Tynwald Members’ emoluments: public consultation launched

​A public consultation has been launched on Tynwald Members’ emoluments. The consultation period is from 8 July 2019 to 31 August 2019.

It was announced in May 2019 that an independent Panel had been appointed to review Tynwald Members’ emoluments, including all pay and allowances. The members of the Panel are Ian Cochrane (chair), Jennifer Houghton and Sir Miles Walker.

The Panel would like to know the views of the public on four questions. The questions are:

(Q1)  What level of salary and benefits would be sufficient to to allow anyone to be able to serve in Tynwald and to attract a diverse collection of community members?

(Q2)  How should Tynwald Members’ enhanced executive and scrutiny roles be recognized?

(Q3)  How should Members’ basic pay be linked to Civil Service salary levels?

(Q4)  What other comments would you like to make about Tynwald Members’ emoluments?

Background information on these questions, including a description of the present arrangements, is in a consultation paper which is available by clicking here.

Responses may be sent direct to the Panel using the contact details below. Alternatively they may be sent through the Consultation Hub which the Cabinet Office has kindly made available to the Panel for this purpose.

All respondents are asked to make clear whether their response may be published.

The results of the consultation will be taken into account by the Panel in preparing its report to the Emoluments Committee. This report will include an analysis of what people said in response to the consultation. The Panel has been asked to report to the Emoluments Committee by 31 December 2019. The Emoluments Committee will decide whether, and if so when, to publish the Panel’s report.

Contact details for submissions by letter or email:
Jonathan King
Secretary, Members Emoluments Review Panel
Legislative Buildings
Douglas
IM1 3PW
Link to Government Consultation Hub for online submissions

Date of issue: 8 July 2019
MR 51/19
Published - 08/07/2019