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'Never a good time' to change politicians' pay, says Watterson

Tynwald to debate 'cost neutral restructure'

MHKs could see their basic salaries climb from £43,000 to £65,000 next week, if Tynwald approves a report on politicians pay'.

It's billed as a cost neutral move though, as the lump sum for tax free expenses will be scrapped, as well as the uplift for joining a department.

MLC's would also see their pay decrease, if the independent reports' recommendations are approved.

The MHK moving it admits there's never a good time to raise the issue.

Juan Watterson says the proposed changes won't cost the taxpayer more:

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