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Is the pay rise for MP's Justified?

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3 years ago by Ross in Current > Politics

We're currently living during a time of several austerity measures and cuts yet MP's are to receive a 10% pay rise and will now earn £74k a year. Is this fair? Is this justified? Join the debate...

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Pete Davies

I think 10% is stingy and long, long overdue.
Hahahahahahaahaha (just kidding)

3 years ago by Pete Davies

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Selena  Roberts

I think it's a very good thing. The IPSA is an independent body and the opinion is that MPs are underpaid but that their allowances are too high. This pay rise is a part of a restructuring that combats corruption in the allowances sphere. The restructuring does not cost the tax payer any extra money, so I think it is a very wise measure. Fewer MPs will find themselves tempted to stretch their allowances beyond the boundary.

3 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Penner

There is a way to balance all that out without the hike, which I think is a bit tasteless. Not a PR triumph anyway Lol

3 years ago by Penner

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Nobody can eat 50 eggs

Ditto

3 years ago by Nobody can eat 50 eggs

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robbie_t

When was the last pay rise? The economy is back in recovery so its not so bad plus it was ok'd by an independent network thingy. There are always people that go through a difficult time that doesn't mean that they should wait with a pay rise until everyone is ok. I live in the Grimsby area so we know a lot about hardship so I'm not just saying something. I hope 1 day I make 74K!!!

3 years ago by robbie_t

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Nicole C

A rise is ok (3-4%), but the rise is too steep. Many of us are glad to have our wages maintained, we're not even expecting a rise (beyond 6 pence an hour or something offensive like that).

3 years ago by Nicole C

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Selena  Roberts

UK wages have risen steadily over the last 4 years. I don't mean to make light of anyone's situation, but in general terms we are not doing too badly.

3 years ago by Selena Roberts

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3 years ago by that-acorn-girl

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Nicole C

Lol

3 years ago by Nicole C

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