TYNWALD SALARIES and

 

ALLOWANCES

 

 

Remuneration and Allowances



 

 

 

Tynwald Members’ remuneration and allowances falls into four categories:

  • basic salary
  • additional sums payable to certain office-holders
  • annual sum for expenses
  • on-Island travel expenses

Information is also provided below on:

  • the costs of Tynwald Members undertaking governmental and parliamentary business off the Island
  • the Members’ Resettlement Grant Scheme
  • the Tynwald Membership Pension Scheme

It should be noted that different arrangements apply to the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man and HM Attorney General.

Basic salary

The basic salary currently stands at £36,440 per annum. It reached this level in April 2008 and has not been increased since then.

It is calculated under a formula set out in Article 2(1) of the Members of Tynwald (Annual Sums) Order (SD476/08). The formula is based on civil service pay.

Additional sums payable to certain office-holders

The following additional sums are payable, calculated on the basis of the basic salary mentioned above.

Chief Minister

80%

President of Tynwald

50%

Speaker

60%

Minister

50%

Member of the Treasury

40%

Member of a Department (or Departments) other than the Treasury

30%

Chairman of the Civil Service Commission

40%

Chairman of the Planning Committee

10%

Chairman of the Isle of Man Post Office

10%

Chairman of the Isle of Man Water Authority

10%

Chairman of the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading

10%

Chairman of the Manx Electricity Authority

10%

Annual sum for expenses

Each Tynwald Member is entitled to be paid an annual sum for expenses. The sum currently stands at £6,178. It reached this level in April 2008 and has not been increased since then.

It is calculated under a formula set out in Article 2 of the Members of Tynwald (Annual Expenses) Order 1998 (SD156/98). The formula is based on the rate of increase in civil service pay.

On-Island travel expenses

 

 

Oct 09 - Dec 09 (£)

Jan 10 - Mar 10 (£)

Apr 10 - Jun 10 (£)

Jul 10 - Sep 10 (£)

Hon J A Brown MHK

436.80

551.20

374.40

384.80

Mr J D Q Cannan MHK

604.76

626.08

237.12

169.52

Mr E G Lowey MLC

386.88

407.68

449.28

299.52

Mr J Turner MLC

 

7.28

175.24

127.66

 

 

Oct 10 - Dec 10 (£)

Jan 11 - Mar 11 (£)

Apr 11 - Jun 11 (£)

Jul 11 - Sep 11 (£)

Hon J A Brown MHK

505.96

 

 

 

Mr J D Q Cannan MHK

256.88

158.08

 

 

Mr E G Lowey MLC

445.12

282.88

 

 

Mr J Turner MLC

93.08

 

 

 

Cost of undertaking business off the Island

Tynwald Members undertaking parliamentary and governmental business off the Island are subject to the same regime for travel, accommodation and subsistence as civil servants. Such costs are not regarded as “expenses”. The overall costs of Tynwald Members undertaking such business were as set out in the table below.

 

£

Oct 09 – Dec 09

24,466.00

Jan 10 – Mar 10

8,829.19

Apr 10 - Jun 10

7,401.84

Jul 10 - Sep 10

18,803.75

Oct 10 - Dec 10

4,938.54

Jan 11 - Mar 11

9,877.32

Members’ Resettlement Grant Scheme

The Members of Tynwald (Resettlement Grant) Scheme 2009 (GC14/09) provides that if a Member under pensionable age who has served at least two years is unsuccessful in seeking re-election to either the Keys or the Council, he or she will be paid the equivalent of six months’ basic salary. If a person receives this grant but is elected to either Branch within six months, the money must be repaid.

Tynwald Membership Pension Scheme

The rules of the Tynwald membership Pension Shceme are set out here.

Jonathan King
Clerk of the Standing Committee of Tynwald on Emoluments
May 2011

 

LINK:http://www.tynwald.org.im/tynwald/remuneration.shtml