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.
Nick Clegg has warned the public would not understand it if MPs were awarded a bumper pay rise.
With so much focus on MPs pay, how do their salaries match up with that of their European and US counterparts.