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New CPA survey report provides comparative analysis of Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ pay and remuneration

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched the Commonwealth Parliamentarians Pay and Remuneration: Survey Outcome Report for the benefit of its membership of 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures.

The report outlines comparative information on the salaries, benefits and allowances of Members of Parliament throughout the Commonwealth and provides an update on previous reports completed in 2004-2005 and 2000-2001.

Today, more than ever, it is important for Parliaments to maintain high levels of transparency. Openness should be at the heart of all parliamentary processes and providing information to the public ensures that Parliamentarians are accountable as well as promoting democratic accountability.

It also allows electorates to have oversight of the democratic institutions that represent them. This falls in line with the CPA’s commitment and contribution towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 16, and the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness.

The Commonwealth Parliamentarians Pay and Remuneration: Survey Outcome Report was developed with the assistance and cooperation of 65 Commonwealth Parliaments. The report can be accessed below or by clicking here.

Members Pay and Remuneration Survey Report

Members Remuneration Report 2020-2021

This CPA report outlines comparative information on the salaries, benefits and allowances of Members of Parliament throughout the Commonwealth in 2020-2021 and provides an update on previous reports completed in 2004-2005 and 2000-2001.

The CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg said:

“Throughout its history the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has been a leader in driving the agenda for transparency in the salaries of Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff and this outcomes report is another important step in that process. It will undoubtably be an invaluable resource for Commonwealth Parliaments that are reviewing their own pay and remuneration as well as encouragement that providing such information is beneficial to all Parliaments in the pursuit of sharing best practice and promoting greater transparency."

The CPA understands the importance of impartiality and has remained objective throughout the production of this report. The purpose of the report is to promote transparency and act as a reference tool for Commonwealth Parliaments, parliamentary staff and parliamentary bodies when they are reviewing salaries and remuneration for Members of Parliament.

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The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.

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