MPs’ basic pay to rise to £77,379 from next month

Theresa May is laughing at us all.

How nice to see that some people have been doing very well in the midst of austerity – the people who imposed it on the rest of us.

An £11,000 pay rise in three years. Most of us can only dream of that.

Boris Johnson would call it chickenfeed, of course.

MPs – especially Tory MPs – live in a different world. They really do.

MPs are getting a 1.8% boost in their salaries from next month. This will take their basic salary to £77,379, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has confirmed.

This follows a 1.4% rise in their basic salary in 2017 and 1.3% rise in 2016. In 2015, they enjoyed a big boost in pay from £67,000 to £74,000.

This means their pay will have risen by nearly £11,000 in just three years.

Source: MPs’ pay to rise to £77,379 from next month

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11 thoughts on “MPs’ basic pay to rise to £77,379 from next month

  1. dsbacon2017

    M.P.s £11,000 salary increase in the last three years equals the annual income of some of the poorer people in the UK. It’s grossly unfair and insensitive in this age of austerity. People like Johnson, May and Mogg now make so much money that they can’t have even the faintest understanding of how those “just about managing” actually manage. I can’t imagine many MPs, especially the tories, donating their increase to a worthy cause, since most see themselves as worthy causes.

    It’s also time that MPs should start to record the hours that they actually spend at work, like most of the rest of us.

  2. The Toffee

    Of course, the vast majority of them are outraged and it will be donated to charity…

    And, NO! We mustn’t blame the MP’s – we must blame IPSA.

  3. Ann Ford

    MP’s are paid from the public purse and should, therefore, be paid exactly the same rate as others paid from the public purse. Perhaps then we would see a fairer pay rise for our other public servants.

  4. Growing Flame

    I remember when Dave Nellist was a Labour MP in Coventry and he only took a rough average wage and donated the rest to the Labour Party. But why not apply that across the board? Just pay MPs the median wage for the UK plus, of course, reasonable expenses etc. The wage would probably be better than a huge number of us can earn. There cannot be an argument that being an “underpaid”MP would not attract good quality candidates because we only need to look at the current House of Commons. Jacob Rees-Mogg? Boris Johnson? And how about a ban on taking any other work whilst serving the public as a full-time MP? Again, many of us could not imagine being able to combine Parliament with another shift somewhere else.

    It might weed out some chancers after a nice little earner though, of course, the really well-off ,eg. Rees-Mogg ,would not be deterred as he is rolling in it from other sources that pay well but don’t appear to require his actual presence at work much.

  5. Liam

    I think mp’s are worth it as long as they don’t do other jobs.. They do get a lot of grief although many don’t seem that sharp, to be honest.
    If they fancied a change, they could apply to my local Tory run council to be a “Director of Organisation Development and Policy”
    Recruiter Derbyshire County Council
    Location Matlock, Derbyshire
    Salary £86,437 – £95,082 per annum

    I’m surprised they have to pay that much. Don’t tell me they have to, or they’ll go to the private sector,, let them go!

    To be honest,, there’s such a massive gap between we lowly folk and the top people in the private or the public sector,, that I’ve begun to lose all hope…

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  7. David Callow

    The gravy train just keeps rolling along (for some!). What has happened to the salaries of nurses, fire fighters and police?

  8. Dez

    Probably think they should be getting the same as their pals in the private sector however getting rid of the many no hopers that are elected they are far more difficult to kick into touch.

  9. Rik

    That picture that fg picture of her, laughing with her head up into the air like a horse neighing .. takes me right back to P&Q on the day.. £11k Pay rise in just 3 years.. Yes it’s chicken feed to them, probably a few bottles of best.. How many workers I wonder even earn that amount £11k in a year?

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