The Deputy Prime Minister has said that he would not accept a bumper pay rise amid reports that the Independent Parliament Standards Authority (Ipsa) is considering setting a pay rise for MPs.
MPs could be in line for around £7,500 salary increase, taking their wage to £75,000, according to Ipsa.
However, Nick Clegg warned that the public would not understand if MPs were set for pay increases.
Speaking at the first of his planned Whitehall news conferences, Mr Clegg made clear that a rise on such a scale would be unacceptable to voters.
Prime Minister David Cameron has already urged Ipsa to "show restraint" warning it would be "unthinkable" to make Westminster more expensive to the taxpayer, while Labour leader Ed Miliband has also signalled his opposition to such a large increase.