Watchdog recommends MPs pay rises to £74,000

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has published its recommendations to increase MPs pay to £74,000 in 2015.

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How do UK MPs' salaries compare to other countries?

MPs will receive a bumper pay rise of 11%, under a pension and expenses reform package announced by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

From 2015, MPs will earn £74,000. Credit: PA Wire

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.

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