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Chief Minister pay rise proposal rejected

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PROPOSALS to give the Chief Minister a 15 per cent pay rise have been rejected by the States after a tied vote.

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Under States rules, all Members must receive the same amount regardless of whether they take on additional responsibility. Members currently receive £46,600 per year.

However, the States Remuneration Body – an independent board which makes recommendations on States Members’ pay – had suggested that the top political role should receive an additional 15 per cent from May 2018 once the next Chief Minister is elected.

The vote was tied 20-20 with two abstentions, meaning the proposition was not carried.

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