In January, a report by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on its initial consultation into pay and pensions found:
- In an anonymous survey, MPs suggested a 32% pay increase to the body charged with regulating pay and benefits.
- 27% of the MPs wanted their pay to go up by more than 1% over the next two years - despite public sector rises and most working age benefits being capped at that level.
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.