MPs Are Getting A £2,000 Pay Rise This Year, which will anger many people struggling by on meagre wages.
MPs are to receive a 2.7% pay rise this year, well above the rate of inflation and taking their basic salary for 2019/20 from £77,379 to £79,468.
The extra salary will be effective from April 1, and is well above the current inflation rate of 1.8 per cent on the main CPI measure. At a time when MPs have failed time and time again to come to any form of agreement over Brexit, it may feel to some, as a reward for failure
It follows a 1.8% boost to MPs’ pay last year, 1.4% in 2017, 1.3% in 2016 and a huge hike from £67,000 to £74,000 in July 2015.
The rise is automatic and is not subject to any sort of vote over the decsion in the House of Commons.
Ipsa (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority) said: “This is in line with our determination on MPs’ pay, published in July 2015, where we committed to adjusting MPs’ pay at the same rate as changes in public sector earnings published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
“This was confirmed in July 2018 following a further review of MPs’ pay.”
MPs will get a 2.7% pay rise from April 1st (no April fool’s joke), expenses watchdog Ipsa announces. So a real-terms rise of 0.5%.— Matt Dathan (@matt_dathan) February 28, 2019
MPs’ basic pay to increase 2.7% to £79,468. In 2015, when MPs were awarded a £7,000 pay rise, 65 pledged to donate that money to charity. (In what may not come as a complete shock, only 25 of them ended up doing so.) https://t.co/ZtJlqccBxB— Pepper (@thebirdseye1) February 28, 2019
Mps have awarded themselves ANOTHER pay rise!. Meanwhile working families need to use foodbanks. And they wonder why average Joe dislikes them and votes for change. pic.twitter.com/op5hc3M0Xl— Scott Mc (@DamndSMC) February 28, 2019
😲MPs to get inflation-busting pay rise of more than £2,000 this April— Elaine #OneVoice #Greers Law ❤️ (@terryelaineh1) February 28, 2019
😲MPs’ salary will rise 2.7% from £77,379 to £79,468 from April Fools’ Day
😲£2,089 INCREASE !!!
THEY LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES RIGHT ENOUGH!
ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? Huh!https://t.co/9phm9pYWgh pic.twitter.com/kflsEcderK
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