Pigs at the Trough: MPs will get 10 per cent pay rise, expenses watchdog says

Pigs at the Trough: MPs will get 10 per cent pay rise, expenses watchdog says


‘MPs’ pay will rise by 10 per cent next year, taking their salaries to £74,000, the new head of Parliament’s expenses watchdog has said, despite warnings from David Cameron that such an increase would be “simply unacceptable”.
Marcial Boo, the chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), said that MPs did an important job and should not be paid “a miserly amount” for their services.
In his first interview since taking up the post in June, he told The Telegraph that MPs needed the pay rise to “catch up” because their £67,060 salaries had fallen behind those of comparable public-sector workers and politicians overseas.’
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