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Independent States Members' Pay Review Panel - Final Report

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Policy & Resources Committee - P.2019/60

The States are asked to decide:-

Whether, after consideration of the policy letter entitled 'Independent States Members' Pay Review Panel - Final Report' dated 1 July, 2019, they are of the opinion:-

1. That the remuneration paid to Members of the States of Deliberation with effect from 1st July 2020 shall be as follows:

a.President, Policy & Resources Committee £71,248 *
b.

President:
 Committee for Economic Development
 Committee for Education, Sport & Culture
 Committee for Employment & Social Security
 Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure
 Committee for Home Affairs
 Committee for Health & Social Care
 States' Trading Supervisory Board
 Vice President, Policy & Resources Committee
 States lead member for external relations, Policy & Resources Committee

£54,744 *
c.

President:
 Development & Planning Authority
 States' Assembly & Constitution Committee
 Scrutiny Management Committee
 Member, Policy & Resources Committee

£46,599 *

d.

All other Deputies£40,521 *
e.Alderney Representatives with a seat on a Principal or Non-Principal Committee£22,365 *
f.All other Alderney Representatives£13,233 *

* Social Security uplift to be deducted for those above the old age pension age

with an adjustment in accordance with the change in Guernsey median earnings during 2019 provided that, in the event of a negative change, no adjustment should be made.

1. That, in the event that a President of the Policy & Resources Committee, a Principal Committee, the Development & Planning Authority, the States' Assembly and Constitution Committee, the Scrutiny Management Committee or the States' Trading Supervisory Board is unable to fulfil their duties for a period in excess of four weeks and the Vice President takes on the full responsibilities of the post, his or her remuneration will temporarily increase to the level of a President.

2. That the remuneration paid to Non-States Members of the six Principal Committees, the Development and Planning Authority, the Scrutiny Management Committee (including the Legislation Review Panel) or the Transport Licensing Authority from 1st July 2020 should be £2,154 per annum (with an adjustment in accordance with the change in Guernsey median earnings during 2019 provided that, in the event of a negative change, no adjustment should be made).

3. That the remuneration paid to Non-States Members of the States' Trading Supervisory Board from 1st July 2020 should be £8,615 per annum (with an adjustment in accordance with the change in Guernsey median earnings during 2019 provided that, in the event of a negative change, no adjustment should be made).

4. That any Alternative Alderney Representative shall be entitled to be awarded in respect of his attendance at a properly convened meeting of the States of Deliberation which he has been appointed to attend, pursuant to Section 4 of the States of Guernsey (Representation of Alderney) Law, 1978 an attendance allowance of £76 per half-day or part thereof (with an adjustment in accordance with the change in Guernsey median earnings during provided that, in the event of a negative change, no adjustment should be made), which sum shall be subject to tax.

5. That remuneration for States Members, Non-State Members and Alternative Alderney Representatives should remain benchmarked against median earnings, but shall be fixed for the four-year term of office in accordance with the measures outlined in the Panel's Report.

6. To direct the Policy & Resources Committee to continue to provide States Members with standard information technology equipment and software.

7. To direct the Policy & Resources Committee to present to the States of Deliberation for approval an amended version of the Rules for Payments to States Members, Former States Members and Non-States Members that would give effect to their above decisions.

8. To direct the Policy & Resources Committee to set up an independent review of the remuneration to be paid to States Members and Non-States Members not later than 1st May 2022; or at any other time in the event of a change in circumstances that has a significant effect on the roles and responsibilities of those Members.

 

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

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