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UK's child sex abuse inquiry chief Alexis Jay to earn £185k a year

By Hayden Smith

Published 16/09/2016

Investigation: Professor Alexis Jay
Investigation: Professor Alexis Jay

The new chairwoman of the inquiry into child sexual abuse will be paid £185,000 a year.

Professor Alexis Jay, named as fourth head of the probe after Dame Lowell Goddard resigned, will also be given a £35,000 London housing allowance.

The salary is substantially lower than the £355,000 paid to her predecessor.

Releasing details of the package, the inquiry said: "Professor Jay requested this salary and did not require a car and driver, as provided to the previous chair."

The inquiry also published its financial report for 2015-16, including details of spending amounting to more than £500,000 in relation to Dame Lowell's salary and allowances.

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