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Deputies receive pay increase for first time in two years

Deputies receive pay increase for first time in two years

Friday 12 August 2022

Deputies receive pay increase for first time in two years

Friday 12 August 2022

Guernsey deputies have received a pay rise for the first time in two years, after their pay was automatically adjusted on 1 May.

The practice of increasing States Member’s pay in line with inflation was agreed to by the previous assembly and would usually come into effect in May.

However, the uplift wasn’t applied in 2020 or 2021 due to an attempt to preserve public finances.

The President of Policy & Resources, Deputy Peter Ferbrache, said last year: "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.”

This freeze on deputy pay has now thawed and the automatic uplift was applied on 1 May this year.


Pictured: States Members’ pay has increased by 4.9%.

“The Rules for Payments to States Members, informed by an independent panel and agreed by the last Assembly, state that pay is automatically adjusted annually on 1st May, based on any percentage change in median earnings for the previous year,” said Deputy Ferbrache.

“In 2020 and 2021, the Policy & Resources Committee took the decision to withhold the implementation of pay rises for States Members in each of those two years to align with many employees in the public and private sectors whose salaries were frozen at that time. 

“States Members’ pay was uplifted on 1st May 2022 for the 4.9% change in Guernsey median earnings, in accordance with the rules set down by the last States.”


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