MLAs' salaries to be cut

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley M.P.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley M.P.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, has said she will cut the salaries of MLAs if a power sharing deal is not reached soon.

"The reduction will take effect in two stages, commencing in November - it would not reduce the allowance for staff as I do not think that MLAs' staff should suffer because of the politicians' failure to form an Executive."

The salary of a MLA will fall from £49,500 to £35,888 in November.

More to follow.