MPs pay

MPs enjoy a summer of freebies

17 August 2015 9:29

With MPs being awarded a 10 per cent pay rise this summer, politicians have been left having to defend their annual salary of…

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…

No, MPs are not ‘giving themselves a pay rise’

2 June 2015 14:43

So MPs are now set for a 10 per cent pay rise, taking their basic salaries to £74,000. Cue fury…

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…

MPs don’t deserve a punishment beating over pay

14 July 2013 12:05

Four years ago I was in a windowless room within the parliamentary estate. I was working in David Cameron’s opposition…

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…

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…