Wednesday, 3 June 2015

MPs to get 10% pay rise

Following recommendations from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, MPs annual salaries are to increase 10% from £67,000 to £74,000. Many papers suggest that such an increase is hard to justify as the rest of the public sector has endured a 1% pay cap since 2010 and cuts have been felt across the sector. Mark Serwotka of the PCS union said: "It would be grossly hypocritical for any MP who voted for years of pay cuts to accept a 10% increase," while the TaxPayers Alliance said ministers should not be “divorced” from wage restraint. Downing Street said that the prime minister "does not agree" with the proposed increase but the Times says Mr Cameron seems unlikely to overrule the decision he had called “simply unacceptable.”
  Evening Standard, 

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