In a further significant step to ensure that there are rigorous and independent mechanisms for deciding what Assembly Members in Wales get paid, the National Assembly Commission today (22 September) announced the appointment of a Chair and Members to the National Assembly Remuneration Board. The Board will have responsibility for setting the pay and allowances for Assembly Members.
The independent Remuneration Board will be responsible for ensuring that Assembly Members have fair and appropriate resources to do their vital job of representing the people of Wales, holding the Welsh Government to account and making laws for Wales. In setting up this new Board, the Assembly Commission and Assembly Members have made clear their determination to end the practice of Assembly Members deciding their own pay and expenses.
The appointments follow the National Assembly for Wales (Remuneration) Measure 2010 being granted royal approval by Her Majesty the Queen in July.