Quick scan through the report….
The Independent Financial Review Panel report today said that MLAs have 84 different job titles for their staff. But, what was more bizarre was that the pay rates for some levels of staff ranged from £6.35-£33.75 per hour.
The report was also critical about the recruitment process for members of staff complaining about the lack of a recognisable process for recruitment of members of staff.
On family members the report argues that anybody employing relatives of other colleagues in the Assembly should be declared in the Register of Interests.
Link to the full report is here
Is this just a case of uncessary criticism of MLAs or is the system fundamentally broken?
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs