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Lynne
Lynne
15 Dec 2016 11:40

This will represent a 1.4% pay rise. It will take effect from April 2017.

Earlier this year they had a pay rise of 1.3%.

Two years ago they had a 10% pay hike. 

 

Public sector workers such as nurses, firefighters, teachers, police have been limited to 1% pay rises for four years. 

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DJ
DJ
15 Dec 2016 23:57

Just as well they are looking to reduce their numbers by 50 then. 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
16 Dec 2016 15:34

Parliament is no longer fit for purpose, as like the dinosaurs, it should have died out long ago with all its old boy handshakes.

How many mp's actually reflect and demonstrate the views of their constituencies in parliament, not a lot I expect.

mp's salary should be performance related to how well the represent and push the needs and requirements of their constituents through parliament. Not just paid extorniate amounts of money, just because, they feel they deserve it.

Parliament needs a new build not a refurbishment and a good long defestation of all the pest's and parasites that frequent its lavish accomodations.

It's like driving a Ford model T in the 21st century, it just does not meet the needs of the user for the modern day.

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Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
17 Dec 2016 22:40

£76,000 plus expenses, let's not forget the expenses!! Are they really worth this salary? 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
18 Dec 2016 06:32

Before the twentieth century, members of parliament were unpaid as it was assumed they would have another income. The first regular salary was £400 per year, introduced by the Parliament Act of 1911. Some subsequent salary levels were £1000 in 1946, £3250 in 1964, £11,750 in 1980, and £26,701 in 1990. The increases in MPs' basic salaries since 1996 have been:

Increase date

Basic salary

Jan 1996

£34,085

Jul 1996

£43,000

Apr 1997

£43,860

Apr 1998

£45,066

Apr 1999

£47,008

Apr 2000

£48,371

Apr 2001

£49,822

Jun 2001

£51,822

Apr 2002

£55,118

Apr 2003

£56,358

Apr 2004

£57,485

Apr 2005

£59,095

Apr 2006

£59,686

Nov 2006

£60,277

Apr 2007

£61,181

Nov 2007

£61,820

Apr 2009

£64,766

Apr 2010

£65,738

Apr 2013

£66,300

Apr 2014

£67,060

Jul 2015

£74,000

From April 2015, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority recommends that pay be increased to £74,000 per annum, "indexed to changes in average earnings in the whole economy thereafter".

 

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