The Remuneration Board's Remit
The Board is an independent statutory body which has responsibility for:
Providing Members of the Senedd with a level of remuneration to reflect the complexity and importance of their work, and does not deter individuals from seeking election to the Senedd on financial grounds.
Providing Members of the Senedd with adequate resources to enable them to exercise their functions.
Ensuring probity, accountability, value for money and transparency with regards to the expenditure of public funds.
Detailed information about the Board and the functions it serves.
The current Board met for the first time on 23 September 2020. It is the third Remuneration Board of the Welsh Parliament. Board members are appointed by the Senedd Commission and hold office for a fixed term of five years.
Ronnie Alexander was Chief Environmental Health Officer at the Welsh Government until 2013. He is currently employed by both the Consumer Council for Water as a Consumer Advocate and the Food Standards Agency as a member of the Welsh Food Advisory Committee, a Ministerial appointment.
Michael Redhouse is currently Principal of EMES Consulting, which he founded in 2002. His career included a spell as a Partner at Ernst and Young, and he currently serves as a Trustee of the APEX Trust and as Chair of Trustees of St. Luke’s Hospice in Harrow.
Dame Jane Roberts
Dame Jane Roberts was Leader of Camden Council from 2000 until 2005, serving as a councillor for 16 years. Professionally, Jane is a medical doctor and worked until June 2016 as a hospital consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
The rules surrounding what Members of the Senedd are entitled to claim for are contained within the ‘Determination’. It includes chapters on:
The principles of financial support
The system of financial support for Members must be robust, clear, transparent, sustainable and represent value for money for the taxpayer.
This includes the salary which all Members of the Senedd and Office Holders within the Senedd and Welsh Government are entitled to receive and details of their pension scheme.
The amount Members of the Senedd can be reimbursed for staying overnight away from their main homes in connection to their role as Members of the Senedd.
Deals with types of travel on Senedd Business by Members. Also includes travel undertaken by Members’ partners, children and staff.
Allowance to reimburse Members all reasonable costs relating to the running of their office and engaging with constituents.