In July 2015, the standard salary of a UK MP rose from £67,060 to £74,000. This 10% pay rise was approved despite Downing Street and a succession of MPs saying it was “not appropriate”. Then in February 2016, it rose again by £962 (1.3%) despite MPs voting for public sector pay rises to be capped at 1% until 2019.
With two payrises in the last 12 months, should the MP wage bill be allowed to keep increasing? And should this decision be placed in the hands of the very MPs who it benefits the most?
Should MPs Have The Power To Vote For Their Own Wage Rises?
- No (61%)
- Yes (39%)