Jersey politicians to get technology allowance

  • 17 March 2014
  • From the section Jersey
States of Jersey
Image caption Politicians will be able to spend the extra allowance on technology that suits their needs

Politicians in Jersey will be given a £600 per year to spend on technology.

Deputy Jeremy Macon, from The Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC), said it was a more transparent way of providing technology to members.

Currently, members can get broadband, hardware and software from telecom company JT and the States.

Under the new plans, costing about £31,000 per year, members will have control over how they spend the money and would own any hardware they buy.

States Members currently receive a salary of £42,600, plus another £4,000 to cover expenses.

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