MLCs take pay cut in salary restructure
An overhaul of Tynwald members' pay will see the next generation of MHKs take home a higher basic salary.
It's going up to £65,000 from £43,000 , with the 30-40 per cent boost for being a departmental member scrapped, along with the £7,000 tax free lump sum for expenses.
MLCs will get a pay cut of around £2,000 and instead see a basic of salary of £61,000.
The changes were put forward by an independent panel.
Tynwald voted through the cost neutral restructure this week, and it will come into force after the 2021 general election.
It will also see future pay revisions set by an independent review panel.
Supporters say the change will remove political patronage and re-balance scrutiny and executive roles by taking away the financial uplift for joining a department.