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Review of the Determination for the Sixth Assembly: consultation on part 2 of the review and changes to the Member's Pension Scheme Rules

Purpose of the consultation

At its meeting on 4 July the Remuneration Board undertook its third consideration of part two of its review of the Determination for the Sixth Assembly. This part of the review focuses on the support for Assembly Members and Political Parties chapters of the Determination.

The Board has identified a number of areas within these chapters where it is of the view that changes may be required. The Board is also consulting on proposals to change some rules of the Members’ Pension Scheme. Full details of the Board’s proposals are detailed in the consultation document.

Terms of reference

The Remuneration Board, in its strategy report for 2016-2021, outlined its commitment to publishing its Determination for the Sixth Assembly one year before the Welsh general election in 2021. The Board has agreed the following terms of reference for the review:

  • the suitability of the level of support provided within the Determination;
  • the flexibility, prescriptiveness and accessibility of the provisions;
  • the probity, accountability, reasonableness and transparency of the expenditure made available.

Providing written evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Board requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use by the Board are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, they will be publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

The Board expects other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered how the Board will use your information before submitting information to the Board. This is noted in the annex of the consultation letter.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 11 October 2019. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.

Supporting documents