Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd


The Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd is an independent body responsible for ensuring Members of the Senedd have the appropriate remuneration and resources available to them to undertake their role. This includes setting the salaries of Members as well as their other allowances such as staffing and office costs. 

The Board’s work is underpinned by a set of clearly-defined principles: 

  • financial support and remuneration for Members should support the strategic purpose of the Senedd and facilitate the work of its Members;  
  • decisions must be appropriate within the context of Welsh earnings and the wider financial circumstances of Wales;  
  • the system of financial support for Members must be robust, clear, transparent, sustainable, inclusive, and represent value for money for the taxpayer. 

Further information on the Board’s work is available on this site.  

Contact Details

Clerk of the Remuneration Board,
Welsh Parliament,
Cardiff Bay,
CF99 1SN




Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Senedd Commission for a fixed term of five years. Membership of the current Board is outlined below.

Dr. Elizabeth Haywood
Michael Redhouse
Dame Jane Roberts
Hugh Widdis

The Determination

The Determination on Members' Pay and Allowances (more commonly known as the "Determination") sets out pay and direct support provisions available Members of the Senedd to assist with their duties as a Member.

You can find out more about the different support provided through the Determination here: About the Determination.