Proposal to cut MLA salaries being considered by Secretary of State

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 07:40 -- Editor

Secretary of State James Brokenshire has received a proposal to cut the salaries of Stormont MLAs by £13,612. 

Civil servants have proposed cutting the MLA salary from £49,500 to £35,888, with an immediate cut of £7,425 followed by a further reduction of £6,187 in three months time.

Staff allowances could also be reduced, and future pay increases deferred while the Assembly is not sitting.