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MPs deserve a "one-off uplift" in their salaries, the head of the watchdog responsible for pay and expenses has insisted, ahead of today's plans expected to set out an 11% rise.
Writing in the Times, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) chairman Sir Ian Kennedy said his expected pay hike for MPs would not cost taxpayers "a penny more."
Ipsa are planning a tougher-than-expected squeeze on MPs' pensions to cancel out the cost of the pay hike. Sir Ian said the plan would involve a one-off rise, with MPs' wages then increasing at a more measured pace. He said the new plans mean MPs will miss out on a number of "handsome perks".
"Reform is long overdue. Some of the benefits are unjustifiable. The pensions are too generous, the old resettlement payments too handsome and some of the expenses need further tightening.
"We are in no doubt - MPs' pay needs a one-off uplift. Whatever measure you choose - including international comparisons and historic trends - they all lead to the same conclusion: MPs' pay has fallen behind. It needs to catch up.
"We will announce a one-off pay rise. Thereafter MPs' pay will move with the pay of the rest of us. That's a sensible way forward, which we will implement after a further review of conditions in 2015."
Ipsa officials have remained defiant since the possibility of a siginificant hike in pay emerged this year and the organisation's chief executive, Andrew McDonald, has insisted the public have a "more sophisticated" view of the proposed package than they are being given credit for.
"This is an issue where the public has a more nuanced, and split, opinion than the reactive howls of 'outrage' from some commentators and politicians," he wrote on Ipsa's website.
"The package we will announce on Thursday will, taken as a whole, not cost the taxpayer a penny more," he added.
"That message has not been heard in the hubbub of the last few days."
Ipsa is planning a squeeze on MPs' pensions in a bid to cancel out the £4.6 million cost to the public purse. A £2.5 million saving by downgrading the final salary scheme to career average - matching the rest of the public sector - had already been proposed alongside a crackdown on various perks.
The watchdog responsible for MPs' pay is expected to confirm plans to introduce an 11% pay rise amid threats that the controversial proposals could lead to the organisation being axed.
Ed Miliband has called on David Cameron and Nick Clegg to accompany him to a meeting with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) to demand it halts the wage hike.
In a letter, the Labour leader says the pay increase "undermines confidence and trust in our political system".
Yesterday the Prime Minister issued a veiled threat to abolish Ipsa if it presses ahead with the planned rise after the 2015 general election, insisting it was "simply unacceptable" that Members' salaries would increase increasing by £7,600 to £74,000.
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Ed Miliband has said all three party leaders should make clear their opposition to the head of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa)'s expected recommendation of an 11 per cent pay rise to MPs tomorrow.
In a letter to David Cameron, the Labour leader wrote: "I believe the three party leaders should meet Sir Ian Kennedy tomorrow to make clear our view that we cannot go ahead with the current proposition."
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Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for cross-party talks with the Conservatives and the Lib Dems over an expected 11% pay rise recommendation by the MPs' independent standards watchdog:
– Ed Miliband spokesperson
If the package of proposals being set out by Ipsa is as reported it cannot go ahead when people are going through the biggest cost-of-living crisis for a generation.
We cannot have an outcome for MPs which does not command public confidence.
Therefore we are asking the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats for a cross-party approach which recognises the current economic circumstances where workers in the public and private sectors are going through such difficult times.