The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has recommended increasing MPs' salaries by 9.26% to £74,000 in 2015.
A final determination will be published in the Autumn, to be implemented following the General Election due in May 2015.
Education Secretary Michael Gove led a backlash against a pay hike for MPs - telling the regulator that proposed the rise to "stick it".
They put in long hours, they work weekends and split their lives between two places of work. So should MPs get a pay rise?
As the MPs' salary debate continues, Sir Peter Bottomley defends the work of MPs and addresses the issue of whether they are paid enough.