Top news today: linking MP salaries to the average wage, Scottish law, equalities and cuts
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Aug 31, 2012
In the news today, proposals have been made to link MP pay to the average wage, a top lawyer has hit out at the Scottish government for changes to the law, and cuts at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission may have a devastating impact on equality. What do you think? Have your say!
CURB PUBLIC ANGER OVER MPs’ PAY BY “LINKING IT TO THE AVERAGE WAGE”- The Independent Parliamentary Standards Office is studying a proposal to link MPs’ salaries to the average wage in a review of pay and pensions. Are MPs asking for too much money?
HOLYROOD HAS DONE MORE DAMAGE TO SCOTTISH LAW IN 13 YEARS THAN WESTMINSTER DID IN 300, CLAIMS LAWYER- Solicitor-advocate Alistair Bonnington says ending double jeopardy in Scottish law and plans for further reforms are damaging, and Scottish law sets Scotland apart from the rest of the UK. How do you balance democracy with the needs of a robust legal system?
RACE ROW ERUPTS AT EQUALITY WATCHDOG AS STAFF SAY ALL MANAGERS WILL BE WHITE- Staff at the Equality and Human Rights Commission fear redundancies will hit women, disabled people and ethnic minorities hardest leading to an all-white senior management. How can they protect equality while complying with the cuts?