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MPs' pay set to rise to £74,000

The MPs' expenses watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, has recommended that MPs' salaries should be increased by £6,000 to £74,000 in 2015. But they face restrictions on their expenses and pension schemes.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband: I will not accept a pay rise

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he will not accept a pay rise due to the ongoing economic difficulties affecting the rest of the country.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has recommended increasing MPs' salaries by 9.26 per cent to £74,000 in 2015.

Mr Miliband said it was not right to expect the public to accept a pay rise for MPs during the "biggest crisis in living standards for a generation".

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