Guernsey’s Policy & Resources Committee has decided it will not apply an increase to the remuneration for States Members and Non-States Members in 2021.
An increase was due to be automatically applied in May, in line with the previous States’ pay decision which is informed by an independent panel. However, the Committee believes it is not appropriate to increase pay for political members at a time when public finances are under enormous pressure and many employees in the public and private sectors will see their salaries frozen.
Deputy Peter Ferbrache, President of the Policy & Resources Committee said: “Many in our community are facing huge financial pressure and uncertainty, very few States’ employees will see any increase this year and we all need to do what we can to preserve our limited public finances. In these extraordinary times, I’m sure all my political colleagues will be in full agreement that deputies’ pay should not be increased this year”.