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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 suggested a 32% pay increase in Ipsa survey

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.

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