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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Salaries, expenses and pensions

24Salaries and expenses

(1)The Authority shall pay to the Mayor and the Assembly members salaries at such levels—

(a)as the Authority from time to time determines; or

(b)before the first determination, as the Secretary of State directs.

(2)The Authority may pay to the Mayor and the Assembly members, in respect of expenses incurred in the exercise of their functions, allowances at such levels—

(a)as the Authority may from time to time determine; or

(b)before the first determination, as the Secretary of State may direct.

(3)A determination or direction under subsection (1) above may provide—

(a)for a higher level of salary to be payable to the Mayor than to any Assembly member;

(b)for higher levels of salaries to be payable to Assembly members holding the offices specified in subsection (4) below than to other Assembly members; and

(c)for different salaries to be payable to Assembly members holding different such offices.

(4)The offices mentioned in subsection (3)(b) above are—

(a)Deputy Mayor;

(b)Chair of the Assembly.

(5)A determination or direction under subsection (2) above may provide for different allowances for different cases.

(6)A determination under this section may provide for levels of salaries or allowances to change from time to time by reference to a specified formula.

(7)The Authority’s functions of making determinations under this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor and the Assembly acting jointly on behalf of the Authority.

(8)The standing orders of the Authority must include provision for the publication of every determination under this section.

(9)The Secretary of State shall publish any direction under this section as soon as is reasonably practicable after it is given.

25Limit on salaries of members of other public bodies

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make provision such as is specified in subsection (3) below in relation to any Authority members to whom relevant remuneration is payable—

(a)pursuant to a resolution (or combination of resolutions) of either House of Parliament relating to the remuneration of members of that House;

(b)under section 1 of the [1979 c. 50.] European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 (remuneration of United Kingdom MEPs); or

(c)in respect of their membership of any other public body (whether elected or appointed) which is specified in the order.

(2)In this section—

  • “Authority member” means—

    (a)

    the Mayor; or

    (b)

    an Assembly member;

  • “relevant remuneration” means—

    (a)

    a salary; or

    (b)

    any allowance of a description specified by order made by the Secretary of State.

(3)The provision referred to in subsection (1) above is provision that the amount of the salary payable to an Authority member under section 24 above—

(a)shall be reduced to a specified proportion of what it otherwise would be or to a specified amount; or

(b)shall be reduced by the amount of the relevant remuneration payable to him as mentioned in subsection (1) above, by a specified proportion of that amount or by some other specified amount.

(4)An order under subsection (1) above may make different provision in relation to Authority members—

(a)to whom (apart from the order) different amounts of salary would be payable under section 24 above; or

(b)to whom different amounts of relevant remuneration are payable as mentioned in subsection (1) above.

(5)Such an order may include provision that it (or a specified part of it) is not to apply to a specified Authority member or description of Authority members—

(a)either indefinitely or for a specified period; and

(b)either unconditionally or subject to the fulfilment of specified conditions.

26Pensions

(1)The Authority may make such provision for the payment of pensions to or in respect of persons who have ceased to be the Mayor or an Assembly member—

(a)as the Authority may from time to time determine; or

(b)before the first determination, as the Secretary of State may direct.

(2)The provision which may be made under this section includes, in particular, provision for—

(a)the making of payments towards the provision of superannuation benefits;

(b)establishing and administering one or more schemes for the provision of such benefits;

(c)the making of such payments as are mentioned in paragraph (a) above to any scheme (whether or not established or administered by virtue of paragraph (b) above) of which the Mayor or an Assembly member may be or become a member.

(3)Different provision may be made under this section for different cases.

(4)The Authority’s function of determining the provision that may be made under subsection (1) above shall be a function of the Authority which is exercisable by the Mayor and the Assembly acting jointly on behalf of the Authority.

(5)The standing orders of the Assembly must include provision for the publication of every determination under this section.

(6)The Secretary of State shall publish any direction under this section as soon as is reasonably practicable after it is given.

(7)A determination or direction under this section shall not affect pensions in payment before the making of the determination or the giving of the direction.

27Publication of information about remuneration paid

The standing orders of the Authority must contain provision for the publication of information relating to sums paid under sections 24 and 26 above for each financial year.

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