Remuneration for former Prime Ministers

The Authority sets annuities for former Prime Ministers, and the surviving spouses of former Prime Ministers.

It also sets provisions for travel services for former Prime Ministers and the surviving spouses of former Prime Ministers.

Current annuities for former Prime Ministers and spouses

Information on current provisions for former Prime Ministers and surviving spouses of former Prime Ministers is in:

Travel provisions

In 2014 the Authority set the provisions for the use of travel services by former Prime Ministers for the first time, these previously having been set by the Prime Minister of the day. In the future, these provisions will be reviewed at least once every parliamentary term.

Background

The Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 provides for:

  • an annuity to be paid to a former Prime Minister, in office for not less than two years, and for an annuity for the surviving spouse of a former Prime Minister
  • the Remuneration Authority to set these annuities.

The annuity is reviewed every year and adjusted as appropriate.