Consultation opens on MPs’ pay and pensions

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has launched an informal consultation on MPs’ pay.

The informal consultation was launched on 2 May on the IPSA’s website. It includes background information on MPs’ pay and pensions, a public poll and a blog by IPSA chair Ian Kennedy.

The consultation stated: “As we get our review underway to find a long-term, sustainable solution, we are aware of the strong and often polar views that people have.

“We have already heard opinions ranging from ‘MPs should receive no salary – it is a privilege to do the job’ to ‘MPs should earn an annual wage of £250,000 to reflect the importance of their role’.

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“We will be using this website to provide information and host discussions and debates about what an MP should earn, whether they should get a resettlement payment and what pension they should receive.”

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