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MPs 'need’ pay rise to £96,740

Issue No. 2336

MPs are demanding a 32 percent pay rise —because they claim they can’t survive on any less.

Currently they have to scrape by on £65,738 a year.

The rise would take their annual salary to £86,250. That’s on top of the thousands they can claim in expenses.

Tory MPs were the most likely to say they needed more cash—demanding on average £96,740 a year.

MPs called for the rises in an anonymous survey conducted by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

A third of MPs responding to the survey also thought they should keep their final salary pensions.

These are the same MPs who are imposing pay cuts and freezes on millions of workers and benefit claimants.

They are heralding performance-related pay and regional pay for public sector workers.

Yet they demand thousands more—regardless of their “performance”.

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Tue 15 Jan 2013, 16:32 GMT
Issue No. 2336
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