IPSA

MPs can no longer employ family members – and SpAds are delighted

17 March 2017 8:31

It wasn’t quite our answer to the West Wing — too young, too cynical — but it filled a Bartlet-shaped…

Worried MPs call for expenses watchdog to be stripped of security role

21 June 2016 17:29

Exasperated MPs have called for their security to be taken out of the hands of their expenses watchdog Ipsa after…

Ipsa confirms MPs will get a 10% pay rise and there’s nothing they can do about it

16 July 2015 11:50

In the past few minutes, Ipsa has confirmed that it will give MPs a 10 per cent pay rise that…

There’s nothing ‘normal’ about turning down a pay rise

8 June 2015 11:29

The MPs grandstanding about how they’ll give any salary increase to charity should all be ashamed of themselves. The entire…

Why not settle the issue of MPs’ pay on the floor of the House of Commons?

4 June 2015 16:13

Now that the fashionable thing for all MPs to do is to announce that they won’t be ‘taking’ the 10…

Can MPs really refuse a pay rise anyway?

3 June 2015 11:34

If you’re a Labour leadership contender, or keen for other reasons to look in touch with people – or perhaps…

How do you fix MPs’ expenses conduct? Give them more control over it.

8 April 2014 18:46

It’s not often I would, in the fashion of the late Tony Benn, pass lightly over the personalities in a…

Ipsa’s costly pursuit of one MP undermines its purpose

3 March 2014 16:30

Ipsa, never popular with MPs anyway, has done itself a disservice with its pursuit of Conservative MP Stewart Jackson over…

Five things you need to know about Ipsa’s final report on MPs’ pay

12 December 2013 15:04

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has released its final report on MPs’ pay today. It’s pretty much what was expected…

Miliband demands party leaders block pay rise tomorrow

11 December 2013 17:57

After his suggestion of cross-party talks on MPs’ pay at PMQs today, Ed Miliband has just upped the stakes by…

What does pay row mean for Cameron’s relations with his MPs?

11 December 2013 16:14

Tory backbenchers are in an odd mood after PMQs. They weren’t happy about the leaders agreeing so readily on their…

PMQs: Backbenchers eerily silent as bosses discuss their pay

11 December 2013 13:11

Ed Miliband started off with a soft question to which he already knew the answer at PMQs: ‘Does the PM…

Briefing: a pay rise for MPs?

9 December 2013 15:30

What’s happening? The rage continues today in advance of Ipsa’s expected recommendation that MPs should get a 11 per cent…

Pritchard row refreshes second jobs debate

6 November 2013 11:07

Mark Pritchard is vigorously denying the Telegraph splash this morning, which alleges that he boasted of being able to use…

Five things you need to know about the MPs’ pay rise

11 July 2013 13:27

Today’s recommendations from IPSA on MPs pay have been with met the condemnation we’ve come to expect regarding our politicians — snouts…

The public would find an eye watering £10,000 pay increase for MPs unacceptable

10 July 2013 18:36

It has often been said that there is no perfect time for an increase in MPs’ pay. If that is…

The system for MPs’ pay is an undemocratic absurdity

6 July 2013 15:59

MPs are incomparable. This may seem an odd thing to say in the current climate of opinion, but I mean…

IPSA brings MPs into disrepute once again, without saving a penny or solving the problem

2 July 2013 12:03

IPSA’s proposed increase in MPs’ salary is another example of how it continues to undermine the standing of parliament whilst…

Do pay rises really lead to better MPs?

1 July 2013 15:48

It was entirely predictable that any MP who opposes a pay rise or wants to show how in touch they…

David Cameron at a PM Direct event in Kazakhstan. He has been advised that he has no power over MPs' pay. Picture: Getty

Will Tory party calm survive MP pay row?

1 July 2013 8:33

Coffee House readers will be unsurprised by the interest taken by the newspapers and the Today programme in MPs’ pay:…