Where’s MY cap-busting pay rise, Theresa May?

Theresa May in the House of Commons: She loves a bit of corruption.

In fairness, ministerial salaries have been frozen until 2020, but that doesn’t make the rise in MPs’ basic pay any easier to tolerate.

They simply don’t seem to accept that they are storing up trouble for themselves by showing us that they are taking our money and putting it in their own pockets, rather than using it to help the country.

Of course, this is a further demonstration that Ipsa is utterly corrupt and must be abolished with urgency.

MPs will trouser ANOTHER £1,000 pay rise this year, busting their own public sector pay cap.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) – which sets MPs’ pay and expenses – confirmed their annual salary would rise from £74,962 to £76,011 as of April 1.

The hike is higher than the 1% cap on public sector pay increases because the measure includes non-capped workers in organisations like Network Rail and academy schools.

The rise follows a similar cap-busting 1.3% increase last year and a massive 10% hike in 2015 which took an MP’s basic pay from £67,000 to £74,000.

The increase is automatic and not subject to approval in Parliament. Ministerial salaries, which are controlled by Government, have been frozen to 2020.

Source: MPs to pocket ANOTHER bumper pay rise – busting their own public sector cap

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5 thoughts on “Where’s MY cap-busting pay rise, Theresa May?

  1. Steven E James

    One of the biggest issues is the payment of expenses, and in particular the second home.
    Firstly, the term Second Home is a misnomer in many cases.
    Ultimately, it is a source of income. They claim mortgage and furnishing then sell the house at a property.
    I can see a very simple and cost effective means of reducing the cost of the second home.
    When an MP obtains a second home the mortgage cost would be paid by a special fund set up for the purpose. Maybe, a ring fenced section of the current expenses pool. When an MP retires or is replaced the second home for the constituency becomes the second home for the incoming MP.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Should that be “sell the house at a profit” in the second paragraph?
      A local member here in Mid Wales (ex-Armed Forces) has pointed out that there are a lot of military barracks going empty at the moment. Why not put up our MPs there? They’d be safe…

  2. casalealex

    “In fairness….” To whom?

    Fairness – impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination.

    Tell that to the Tories….

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