MPs to receive above-inflation 2.7 percent pay rise

28th February 2019

As Parliament descends into pandemonium, amidst backbiting over Brexit (and the Universal Credit fiasco), the salaries of our MPs are due to rise by more than £2,000 from April next year. This will put their salaries up to nearly £80,000.

Smiling all the way to the bank

The accountability for setting MP pay was given to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) after the expenses scandal in an effort to defuse the controversy. The proposed 2.7 per cent rise for next year comes after a 1.8 per cent boost this year, 1.4 per cent in 2017, 1.3 per cent in 2016, and a big increase from £67,000 to £74,000 in July 2015.

Subsequent to reforms regarding how MPs’ pay is calculated, the rise is automatic and not subject to a vote in the House of Commons.

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