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MPs' pay rise 'to be offset by curbs to expenses'

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's (IPSA)) chairman Sir Ian Kennedy has defended MPs' planned pay rise, saying the extra salary costs would be offset by curbs to expenses, pensions and "golden goodbyes".

He told ITV News that IPSA were "doing something which will last for a generation, not go with the drift of whatever the political wind is".

The pay hike has received widespread criticism from politicians with Education Secretary Michael Gove telling the regulator to "stick it".