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Clegg wouldn't accept pay rise

Nick Clegg has warned the public would not understand it if MPs were awarded a bumper pay rise. The Deputy Prime Minister said that he would not accept an award well in excess of the pay increases for other public sector workers.

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MPs' pay: What do they currently receive?

As of April 2013, MPs are paid as follows:

  • All MPs currently receive a basic annual salary of £66,396.
  • MPs who take on extra responsibilities as Select Committee Chairs or Members of the Panel of Chairs receive extra payments of up to £14,728.
  • Some MPs also become ministers and receive extra payments from HM Government.
  • In total 169 MPs receive extra payments for being a minister, Committee Chair, Speaker or Deputy Speaker, or Opposition Leader or whip.

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