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Consultation on MPs’ pay published by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

A consultation document on MPs’ pay was published today by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

The consultation paper, “MPs’ Pay in the 2015 Parliament:A consultation​ asks: “Is there new and compelling evidence that might lead us to amend our determination?”

The consultation paper includes a summary of previous consultations on MPs’ pay and pensions, and an analysis of public economic data since December 2013 when IPSA reached its determination.

IPSA has a statutory duty to review MPs’ pay in the first year of a new parliament, and is consulting on its December 2013 determination to increase MPs' pay.

In 2013 IPSA introduced a package of cost-neutral reforms. Changes to MPs’ pensions, resettlement, and a variety of expenses have been implemented. These have already led to cost savings.  

Notes to editors

1 MPs are currently paid £67,060.

2 The consultation period ends 30 June.  Responses should be sent to:


MPs’ Pay Consultation

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

4th Floor,

30 Millbank

London, SW1P 4DU

Responses received after the closing date may not be considered. 

Responses will be published in full, including your name (but not your contact details), unless you ask us not to.  IPSA will also publish an analysis of the responses.

3 IPSA Press Office can be contacted on 020 7811 6462.



Ms Janet Douglass

Who exactly makes up the IPSA ?

on 16/07/2015 19:18:00

mp's pay rise

having read some of the comments left by other people,it is clear that I am not alone in believing that the decision to give MP's a pay rise during a time when severe cuts are being imposed throughout the country,is outrageous in the extreme.

on 16/07/2015 13:47:00

Public sector pay freeze

The Government has frozen public sector pay changes at 1% annually for the next four years. MPs will be bagging their 10% payrise. Members of IPSA should hang their heads in shame.

on 08/07/2015 14:01:00

cath Petrie

why when cuts are being made and public sector workers only get 1% pay rise should MP's get a pay rise . cut the number of MP's not our Armed Forces . the rich get richer the poor get poorer . want to see an MP in a food bank . disgusting greed ..

on 06/07/2015 21:55:00


Did the MP's threaten you with strike action to win such an award?

on 03/07/2015 04:57:00

No more than 1%

Pay levels should not be increased more than 1% which is what my daughter expects as a paramedic working 60 or more hours a week for less than half of what MPs get. Stop second and more jobs by MPs as well. We should all be in it together.

on 30/06/2015 10:23:00

Public sector pay

MP's pay should be treated in the same way as other public sector workers. The notion of increasing the pay of this already over privileged group is a disgrace & frankly insulting to citizens!

on 30/06/2015 09:46:00

figures are misleading

In addition to MPs pay, about 30% of conservative MPs receive Ministerial entitlements, which can more than double their pay. In addition to this MPs pay can be raised by 'Other Office' entitlements, such as remuneration for chairing Select Committees.

on 22/06/2015 13:10:00


As low ranking civil servant who is the sole bread winner of a family of four who has had only 1 pay rise in 4 years of 1% and can't even afford basic living standards......disgusting!

on 17/06/2015 21:28:00


It is disgusting that at a time when public sector workers are facing cuts, reductions in salaries or no pay increase that the people who impose these sanctions should get such huge rises. Disgusted. This body should be disbanded for even suggesting it.

on 17/06/2015 18:09:00

Kennedy and Boo remember Filkin

Elizabeth Filkin was the Parliamentary Ombudsman who investigated Keith Vaz thoroughly. Vaz was found not have met even the low standards MPs expect of themselves. Blair and Co got rid of Filkin. Boo and Kennedy remember Filkin.

on 17/06/2015 13:02:00

Not surprising

Have you noticed that the head of the Compliance Office draws one of the lowest salaries? That is a bit of a give away in light of Kennedy and Boo saying you pay for what you get.

on 16/06/2015 10:05:00

Things IPSA ignores

It is unlikely that the veracity of MPs claims is being thoroughly checked. Query an expense claim and IPSA will reply that it is for MPs to claim within the rules. It still requires a third party to expose MPs on the fiddle.

on 13/06/2015 12:48:00

Things IPSA ignores

IPSA declare repeatedly that expense fiddling by MPs is over. This backs Boo and Kennedy into a corner. Neither can now admit to any cases of fiddling without looking foolish.

on 13/06/2015 12:45:00

Things IPSA ignores

IPSA members assume that MPs are honest. The evidence would appear otherwise. Set aside outright political lying. The existence of IPSA itself indicates that MPs cannot be trusted over pay and expenses.

on 13/06/2015 12:41:00

Things IPSA ignores

IPSA members acknowledged that they do not know what MPs are doing. They accept that MPs' roles are not standard. They have allowed MPs to continue working for themselves. So IPSA has no proper basis for a pay award.

on 13/06/2015 12:23:00

Things IPSA ignores

25% of MPs employ their family. Over half of MPs over-claimed according to the Legg report. Sir Ian Kennedy sanctioned this loophole which is clearly open to abuse. By how much do MPs augment their incomes through this route?

on 13/06/2015 12:17:00

Things IPSA ignores

MPs workload no longer includes that handled by the national assemblies and the EU. MPS are about to pass a lot more responsibility to the Scottish Assembly. Where is the pay cut to recognise this?

on 13/06/2015 12:11:00

Cost of IPSA

How can it cost over £5m annually for IPSA to administer MPs pay and expenses? IPSA should charge MPs £7700 a year to cover the cost. That would take care of the pay rise. Why should I pay for IPSA because MPs can't be trusted?

on 13/06/2015 12:08:00

IPSA's role

IPSA members see their roles as maintaining privileges for their paymasters our MPs.

on 13/06/2015 12:06:00

Not a true consultation

Sir Ian Kennedy will ignore all comments that decry the pay rise. Members of IPSA know which side their bread is buttered.

on 13/06/2015 12:03:00

Fit for purpose

This is: untimely, unfair, not proportionate and does not take into account expediential increases in the future. Where is the reality?

on 12/06/2015 08:15:00


Just had an election for MPs, there was no shortage of candidates. Well here's the deal from the taxpayer, cut the numbers of MP's by 150 then you can have your 10% rise.

on 10/06/2015 00:08:00

performance related

Give MPs a performance related pay structure. If they fail to meet their targets, they get a pay cut.Whoever said MPs are way underpaid is way outta their head.MPs are supposed to work for the benefit of the country, not the benefit of their pockets.

on 08/06/2015 20:21:00

IPso board remuneration

The average pay for individuals above the basic wage level appears to be £50-70 per day which is a tenth of that paid to the IPSO board members - they should get a pay reduction!!

on 08/06/2015 16:54:00

Why ? should Mps get 10%

Working in the NHS on Band 2, i get a 1% pay increase.. how can you justify MPs getting 10% pay increase? you need to get real and come into the real world of low paid workers

on 08/06/2015 12:40:00

Mp's Pay

Members of Parliament should get the same percentage rise as those working people in the public sector and that is what the IPSA should award. If the system is fair that is what should happen.

on 06/06/2015 15:05:00

Denis Moon

Independent? That's a joke. You are part of the problem and you don't see it. MPs are part time careerists who have far too many perks and don't deserve a pay rise.

on 06/06/2015 10:12:00


MPs should not accept this pay rise until any public sector employee being paid under £30,000 gets a 10% pay rise first. That the IPSA offer such a pay rise is ridiculous, but the individual MPs can refuse to take it.

on 06/06/2015 04:35:00

Need change

Give MPs increase, still haven't sorted expenses. No second jobs.

on 05/06/2015 23:01:00

Unrealistic pay while in austerity

how do you justify this pay I work and make £6000 per year yet I struggle to feed and keep a roof over are heads MPs don't do anything when the cuts stop then they can have it but should be 1-3% like everyone else

on 05/06/2015 20:09:00

Completely Unacceptable!

This would be funny if it were not so outrageous. Coming just after the election, it is a true indication of whether we are 'all in this together'.

on 05/06/2015 16:55:00

MP Pay

To incentivise MPs to be responsible and do what is best for the economy and people of the UK a much fairer system would be make their pay a multiple of average earnings or average household income. That way, as the country improves so would MPs pay.

on 05/06/2015 11:07:00

Mr Hussey

I find it astonishing that a pay rise of 10% for MPs can be justified in this economic climate, particularly when many UK workers are receiving very little by way of a pay rise. IPSA are not fit for purpose!

on 04/06/2015 22:35:00

Unfair decision

I get paid 23305 as a civil servant how is it just to give MPs such an amazing pay rise when other than due to promotions I've not had a 7k pay rise in my entire working life let alone in 1 year

on 04/06/2015 22:27:00


How out of touch with reality can you be?

on 04/06/2015 18:19:00

Pay rise is a disgrace

MPs should reflect the public, this pay rise is disgrace and shows how little you in tune with the real hard working people of this country

on 04/06/2015 17:27:00

Mrs S Pengelley

Way underpaid. Vote from MPs please cos David and Tories are not to blame for this, this is not their fault.

on 04/06/2015 07:44:00

Mr Damian Grigorov

If the fact that 1000's of civil servants, nurses, teachers, police constables, firemen/women getting a mere 1-3% pay increase (if at all), is NOT COMPELLING ENOUGH evidence to cap MP's pay increase to same level, then I don't know what is!

on 03/06/2015 17:19:00

mrs sonja buckle

David Cameron says we are all in it together so mps need a bit of a pay cut , I think , because they appear to be earning in excess of the average wage !

on 03/06/2015 17:01:00

MPs Pay rise is unfair

This just shows how out of touch IPSA is. An increase above inflation when public sector workers pay recommendations are ignored is totally unfair and unreasonable.

on 03/06/2015 13:55:00

The wrong time

How many MP's have left their job because of lack of money? How many nurses have left their job through lack of money?

on 02/06/2015 12:56:00

Robert Ogle

MP's already receive in excess of normal persons earnings together with generous expense allowances. If £67k is not enough, why is £74K, why not £100K or to get the best talent even more. MP's put themselves forward, they don't have to.

on 02/06/2015 12:37:00

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