12:58 11 July 2013
A watchdog has said that MPs pay should be increased to £74,000 after the next election. This relates to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
The body states that the pay rise would go hand in hand with pension cuts as well as taking away certain expenses.
Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Sir Ian Kennedy recently stated that wages should go in-line with posts held.
The current pay for the MPs concerned is around £66,000 annually.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that monies concerning politics should not increase and reportedly that the plan seems to match this, as reported by The Telegraph. Tory sources perhaps implied that Mr. Cameron considered the increase “unacceptable”.
The BBC reported that Deputy PM Nick Clegg held the same view as Mr. Cameron – that Mr. Clegg will not have the pay rise. Mr. Clegg said it’s “about the worst time to advocate a double digit pay increase for MPs”.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority came about following the 2009 expenses scandal.
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