Lets talk about money

Talk about expenses and public funds. The NIO is looking for four Equality Commissioners for Northern Ireland.

NI swimming in quango land with appointees to this that and the other department and/or agency.

Long time political hack

  • granni trixie

    I have no problem in Equality Commissioners being paid reasonably small sums as is the case,seems good value to me. What I think is a more interesting question is why are members of some quangos paid and others not?. It seems to be arbitry – and who decides anyway? eg CRC members are not paid and I’m sure they contribute as much as, say, Eq commissioners.Does being paid add or take away from value for quango ‘voluntary’ work?
    Are people more committed if they are paid or not paid? In present climate, we need to be sure of the rationale,justify and apply fairly.