MPs will receive a bumper pay rise of 11%, under a pension and expenses reform package announced by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
The pay rise means they will be among the better paid politicians within Europe, - the average salary of a French politician currently stands at £57,832 a year, whilst in Sweden it stands at around £71,500.
UK MPs will still be behind Germany though - their gross monthly salary is 7668 euros (£6,720) or £80,640 annually.
The authority behind plans to give MPs an 11% pay rise has insisted the planned increase will go ahead despite criticism of the proposal.
Today's proposed pay rises MPs has been reflected in the media as an outrage, when what is outrageous is the tone of debate.