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Are our politicians paid the correct amount?
A survey has shown people think States members are paid about the right amount. What do you think?
More than two thirds of people who took part in a consultation say States members in Jersey are paid about the right amount.
More than fifty people, including ten current politicians, sent comments to the States Members Remuneration Review Board.
Of the fifty-four people that responded to the review board's discussion document, twenty said politicians pay was about right, eleven thought it was too high, and just one said States members' don't earn enough.
Eighteen people also said politicians’ wages should be frozen this year in the current economic climate.
Several said they preferred it when members were unpaid except for expenses, but most acknowledged it was unrealistic to return to that system.
A quarter of people who responded believe politicians pay should be linked in some way to a specific index, such as the retail price index or cost of living.
The Review Body is holding two public meetings on Tuesday at St Paul's Centre to discuss politicians’ wages further.
It plans to publish two reports on members' pay by the end of next month.
You can still submit your own comments until Monday the twenty-seventh of April.
Have your say
Are our politicians paid enough? Would you like to see them paid more? Could we possibly pay our politicians more and scrap their expense accounts? Would you like to see politicians pay frozen in harsh economic times?
last updated: 17/04/2009 at 13:34
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