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Consultation to date on MPs' pay and pensions

Please see our pay and pensions home page for our current consultation.

We ran our first consultation from 15 October to 7 December 2012 seeking views from the public, MPs and other interested parties on how best to remunerate MPs for their work. That consultation was the first stage of the process. We have analysed the responses to that consultation (see responses here) and have now developed a recommended remuneration package for MPs for consultation. Please see our  pay and pensions home page for a copy of the consultation document and details on how you can respond. We will make a final determination in autumn of this year, which will come into effect with the election of the new Parliament, scheduled for 2015.


For your reference, you can still read the first  consultation document and the  shorter summary paper, from 2012, and the  report on the research into public attitudes on MPs’ pay and pensions by ComRes. 
 

Comments

 

Public Sector Workers


No one in the public sector receives the renumeration they deserve. That's just the way it is - MPs aren't a special class of their own.


on 13/12/2013 12:25:00

Retired Architect


MPs pay: £60,000 + per year should be increased by £2.95 per week from year 2015.Same like pensioners. Perks should be abolished. No £15.00towards dinner!!! Mr.J.H.


on 09/12/2013 21:00:00

John McNally


They,re already in the top 5% of earners, very generous allowances, expenses, pension plus subsidised food and drink. And they want more!! The UK more and more resembles 'Ancien Regime' France. Rulers beware!!!


on 19/09/2013 12:25:00

Independent?


This proposal smacks of cronyism. Who appointed IPSA? - the Government. Did the public have a say on appointment? - No. Has IPSA talked to the public BEFORE making this recommendation? - No. Sounds like a fait accompli.


on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay rise


Lets cut the number of Mp's and members of the Lords we have lots more politicians than America with a 6 th of its population.Then when we have saved some money we can look at pay rises or not


on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

Mp's


As we have, usually, three people standing for each post we can cut the pay rates with no adverse effect.


on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

Mp's pay


Raising the pay may attract better candidates but as it is the public who elect MP's the best person will not necessarily get the job


on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

ONE RULE FOR MPS ANOTHER FOR THE REST OF US


A 1% pay rise is imposed on Joe Public. Why should MPs be treated any differently. I have completed the online survey but why is it phrased in such a way that many will find it difficult to understand?


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

What Consultation?


Where was the information ref the initial consultation? Neither I nor any of my contacts knew anything about it and we are all politically active!


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

MS


IPSA, please listen to the public andthe deep sense of outrage and injustice people are feeling about this. If this goes ahead, there will (rightly so) be many protests. Get real.


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Nonsense!


What's good for the working masses is equally good for MPs.


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

No No No!


Why not align pay & T&Cs to those of G6 / G7 civil servants?If these are imposed on civil servants then surely they're also good enough for MPs?


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Give me one good reason ....


Can anyone other than the IPSA actually come up with any good reasons why these recommendations should be approved?


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's should all get the sack


I'm 42 and this country has always been in a mess ! Unemployment ! High Tax's,Stupid laws that don't fit the crime, a bunch of kids could do better managing all the tax's they waste


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

All In This Together??


How about some of the multi-millionaires in the Cabinet take a back benchers salary in these hard times? OUT OF TOUCH FLIPPERS


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

person


I didn't know about the first consultation and don't know anyone else who did yet reference was made to it by Sir Ian Kennedy on the news as if it was representative of the public 's views.


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Absurd suggestion


Surely any arguement in favour of upping MP pay could be made for the whole public sector.Also, is the argument that MPs need a pay rise as they will break the law with expenses really one the IPSA is comfortable with?


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay


This consultation was not adequately publicised.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Representative or manager?


Being an MP is not a job. Surely their pay should be tied to the median salary of the people they are supposed to represent.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Ms


It is shocking that a pay increase of 10% + is being considered for MPs when the rest of the public sector get 1%. I think if this is brought in the people will revolt!


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Dr John Saunders


The salaries of MPs should be directly and eternally linked to the national minimum wage.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

You're joking, right?


If this is the best they can come up with then IPSA is not fit for purpose.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Link to Public Sector


MP pay rises should be linked to the average public sector pay rise. If the country cannot afford pay rises for public servants, then that includes MPs.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

unfair


The MP pay increase is unacceptable. This consultatiion was not advertised enough for people to take part. I wonder if that was the plan.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Consultation


Who did you consult, MP's?I have not heard anything about this until today. This MUST NOT happen!


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Simple Solution


Let MPs be paid the National Minimum Wage; that way, they will ensure it is set at an adequate level.NH


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

avril kelbie


Ipsa should have made the public aware of the consultation. M.P's should not have such a pay rise and should have their expenses cut. They should also not be permitted to hold a second (or third) job while governing the nation.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay rise...


This organisation is a waste of space, time and public money...should be shut down immediately...send the monet to NHs to a deserving cause


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's are Public Sector Workers


If the Govt says the Country can only afford 1% pay rises for Public Sector workers so MP's should get 1% like everybody else in the Public Sector.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

This will affect voting


We have all had our work pay increases stopped and Jobs going to Johnny foreigner, day to day issues don't affect MP'S.And they wonder why people don't vote.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay rise


In these times of austerity, this is an affront to the people of Britain.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Mr Gary Scott


Unacceptable to even consider this preposterous rise


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Ms.


Mps do not deserve a pay rise. this isoutrageous. these people are simply greedy, arrogant and selfish self-serving hypocrits.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Mrs D Jacques


I am disgusted by the suggestion and find it appalling in the current financial climate! MP's are simply civil servants and should treated as such. It's simply outrageous.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP s pay rise unrealistic


I cannot believe that in a time when people are losing their homes due to bedrooms being taxed and losing council tax benefits that our MP s think they deserve a pay rise it ' s an insult to the country


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

unfair


Double standards, lack of integrity, disgusting. Same as public sector workers, at least until recovery. Then have substantial rise.


on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay


Reduce size of both Houses of Parliament.Have nil expenses & nil outside earnings but increase the salary to £100,000.Remove compensation for loss of office or seat.


on 09/07/2013 00:00:00

IPSA has lost the plot – Useless MPs need a £10,000 pay cut & a trip to the Tower of London


The vast majority of MPs, past & present, through their incompetence have near bankrupted the country and are flooding the country with immigrants who are taking jobs and homes. Why then are IPSA idiots suggesting a £10K increase?


on 09/07/2013 00:00:00

Missed this


It's ridiculous that they are even considering a rise of any sorts let alone the £10,000 being touted. Greedy, selfish and arrogant, every last one of them!!!


on 09/07/2013 00:00:00

mr


if they do not like the pay and perks ,as they are, they can allways stand down


on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

Consultation


Who did IPSA consult? I never heard about it untill today.Play fair and advertise properly next time?


on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

Real world pay


Pay the average wage and let them see how the rest of us have to live and manage. Their overnight accommodation should be in a block of flats just for mp's to stop taxpayers funding their greedy profits on property speculation


on 07/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay


As IPSA represents the UK taxpayer a simple consultation should be conducted with the electorate. The answer to the question will become be obvious.


on 06/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay


This proposed increaseis totally unacceptable when public sector workers have had pay awards rejected & their incremental increases are to be stopped which was part of their contract.Also many MPs have second incomes from other employment.


on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

Cut MPs pay by 50% - until we can elect the Head of State, Prime Minister and members of the House of Lords


IPSA needs to relate MPs pay to making democratic reform, cut MPs salary by 50% until we get elections for the above UK posts. If MPs are unable to deliver democracy in the UK they do not deserve to be paid.


on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay


ln these times of (for me) is it right to award ANYONE a pay rise of almost TWlCE my State Pension.Pay top money for tor people .... just like the banks did.When l worked l gct a modest bonus AfTER good resultsl.


on 03/07/2013 00:00:00

Consult again.


How about running the consultation again and publicising it a bit better?


on 01/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs serve the public


MPs should be subject to the same 1% cap on pay rises that is being imposed by them on other public servants.


on 01/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay


A shocking waste of time- as civil servants MPs should renumerated in line with the Civil Service.


on 01/07/2013 00:00:00

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 Documents

 
  
  
  
Folder: Selected consultation responses
  
01. Reviewing MPs' Pay and Pensions - A First Report.pdf
  
2929 KB
02. Reviewing MPs' Pay and Pensions - A Consultation.pdf
  
1926 KB
03. MPs' Pay and Pensions Consultation - Summary Paper.pdf
  
588 KB
04. ComRes Report.pdf
  
1970 KB
05. Benefit Projections Note.pdf
  
160 KB
06. Costings Note.pdf
  
154 KB
07. Government Actuary Advice - costing transitional protection.pdf
  
105 KB
08. Government Actuary Advice - effect of MP pay rise.pdf
  
98 KB
09. MPs' Pay and Pensions - A New Package - July 2013.pdf
  
1413 KB
10. MPs' Pay and Pensions - A New Package - Summary Document.pdf
  
531 KB
11. YouGov Survey July 2013.xlsx
  
92 KB
12. ComRes September 2013.pdf
  
864 KB
12. MPs' Pensions Scheme - The Great Officers of State.pdf
  
223 KB
IPSA final report.pdf
  
2692 KB