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Myth Busting: Are UK MPs Underpaid? Are They Hell…

Worth reading to get ALL the low down in one place.

Scriptonite Daily


The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today called for the salary of Westminster MPs by £8,000, bringing the annual wage for a backbench MP to £74,000.  Much of the justification for this rise is based on a popular theory that MPs are not paid enough, but does this statement stand up to closer inspection?

What are MPs Paid?

The salary package for a member of parliament in the UK House of Commons consists not solely of the basic salary, but a wide range of allowances and expenses, pension and a particularly generous ‘exit package’. The figures below are taken from the House of Commons Library’s Members Pay and Expenses – Current Rates from April 2013 report. (click to enlarge)


On top of this MPs are able to claim:

Subsistence (Overnight sitting): £25
Taxi Late Night Sitting: £80
Winding Up Expenditure: Winding up their offices (does not include…

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