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: firstname.lastname@example.org
MPs’ Pay Consultation
Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
London, SW1P 4DU
Responses received after the closing date may not be
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