Employment and skills
Employment legislation reviews
- Holidays Act Review
- Extending paid parental leave
- Equal Pay Amendment Bill
- Law change for Easter Sunday shop trading
- Employment Standards Legislation Act
- Proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal
- Accident compensation dispute resolution review
- Increasing regulated ACC payments for treatment
- Employment Relations Amendment Act
- Minimum wage reviews
- Film Industry Working Group
- Fair Pay Agreements
- Sex work in New Zealand
- Members of Parliament pay freeze and review
- Employment legislation reviews
Members of Parliament pay freeze and review
The Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment Bill freezes Members' of Parliament pay at current levels until 30 June 2019.
About the Bill
The new Bill was introduced to Parliament on 18 September 2018.
MPs' pay is now frozen at current levels until 30 June 2019 which is when the next determination by the Remuneration Authority is due. The freeze will also allow time for us to do work to ensure the settings for determining MPs' pay are appropriate.
The impact of the Bill
The Remuneration Authority was due to release the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2018. This determines, according to a formula set in law, an increase of 3.08% for MPs' salaries.
The Government considers this increase to be unjustifiably high and warrants reviewing the settings for determining MPs' pay.
The Bill means this increase doesn’t apply and MPs’ pay will remain at 2017 levels.