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NEWS STORY : Northern Ireland Secretary of State Cuts MLA Pay


Chris Heaton-Harris, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has authorised a cut to the pay of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) following the failure of the parties to form a devolved Government. Heaton-Harris said that “for over 200 days MLAs have been receiving full pay while failing to fulfil the full duties they were elected to do. Reducing their pay until an Assembly is restored reflects the work they are currently carrying out”. The pay of MLAs was cut by 27.5% with support of the Westminster Parliament and will be reviewed if agreement is made to restore the devolved Government.


Chris Heaton-Harris Statement

Northern Ireland Office Press Release


BBC News Story