Belfast Telegraph

Secretary of State Karen Bradley to give statement on MLA salaries in Northern Ireland budget address

Secretary of State Karen Bradley is expected to make a statement regarding the Northern Ireland budget in the House of Commons on Monday in which she will update MPs on how she intends to address MLA salaries.

Mrs Bradley unveiled a £12billion Westminster spending plan for the region in a written statement to Parliament on Thursday, March 8.

The budget includes £410m of the £1bn investment package secured by the DUP as part of its confidence and supply agreement with the minority Conservative administration.

Former Secretary of State James Brokenshire commissioned a report to examine how to deal with MLA salaries while the Executive was not sitting. Former Assembly Chief Executive Trevor Reaney recommended a  two-stage reduction in salaries of £13,000.

The statement is expected to start at 6pm, following a statement from the Prime Minister Theresa May.

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