12 November 2010
members have said they are prepared to have their pay frozen until 2015, a move
that would save the public purse £1m.
from all four parties today informed the Welsh independent Remuneration Board
that they are ready to go without a salary rise for the four years following
next May’s National Assembly elections.
Board is an independent statutory body, which determines salaries for AMs and
their staff. Chair George Reid said: ‘I welcome this determination by AMs to play their part in addressing the
challenges of the current economic situation, which is seeing widespread pay
freezes in both the public and private sector.
inflation, the Assembly freeze is equivalent to a saving of £1m over the next
The board has
commissioned a study of median pay levels in Wales. ‘We are determined to link
our proposals to the earnings of the people of Wales,’ said Reid.