MPs pay review is set for consultation

Lower pay for "part time" MPs who do other jobs, is just one of the proposals being considered by a review of Westminster pay and pensions to be presented to the public by a watchdog on Monday.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) is doing a consultation on various options over how much national politicians should be paid and whether gold-plated pension arrangements should be stopped.

But its chairman Sir Ian Kennedy warned MPs who want more pay that they were not doing much at the moment to show voters what they were doing to justify their taxpayer-funded remuneration deals.