27 MARCH 2015

The Independent Financial Review Panel (‘the Panel’) has today launched a consultation on the salaries paid to Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the allowances paid to Assembly Office Holders.

The Panel’s first Determination was published in March 2012 and was subsequently revised in December 2012 to clarify the definition of “connected persons”. The revised Determination set out the level of salaries and allowances of Assembly Members for the remainder of the current Assembly mandate.  The Panel is now considering the detail for their next Determination which will cover the succeeding parliamentary mandate from May 2016.

Speaking today, Mr Pat McCartan, the Chairperson for IFRP highlighted: “I am keen to hear views from the people of Northern Ireland, Members and other interested parties on the matters raised within the consultation document. We [the Panel] remain committed to ensuring that the rules and finances governing Members’ salaries and allowances remain fair, workable, transparent and represent value for money”.

The consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 29th May 2015 and the full consultation document is available on the IFRP website. Please ensure that you paste the following link into your web browser http://nia1.me/salaries


Notes to Editor:

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The Independent Financial Review Panel
Room 241
Parliament Buildings

Tel: 028 9052 1930 or 028 9052 5938
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