Parliament Votes to Increase the Salaries of MPs, AGAIN. Watch

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The salaries of MPs have risen by 30% in the last 6 years, to £80, 000.
Many workers in the public sector have been fighting for 1% and 2% increase in their salaries. These have been rejected by the government.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...-nearly-80000/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...amentary-staff




There isn't a 'magic money tree' to increase people's salaries, except of course their own.

What do you think about this pay rise? Do you feel it's right?
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But why tho?
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Big shock. People vote to raise their own salaries, can you honestly say you wouldn’t do the same?


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Cheeky *******s.
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Hmm lets see public worker e.g. teachers, junior doctors' real salaries have stagnated for year, unlike inflation - but somehow they can pay them a 30% increase?
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Not a shock and in my opinion, not even deserved considering the mess we're all in at the moment.
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Let us be fair to both MPs and the government and remember that they have not made this decision, nor have they voted on it.An independent body, the IPSA, has done so.

The thread title is nonsense.
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(Original post by Pinkisk)
The salaries of MPs have risen by 30% in the last 6 years, to £80, 000.
Many workers in the public sector have been fighting for 1% and 2% increase in their salaries. These have been rejected by the government.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...-nearly-80000/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...amentary-staff




There isn't a 'magic money tree' to increase people's salaries, except of course their own.

What do you think about this pay rise? Do you feel it's right?
Parliament has not voted to increase MPs salaries. They are set by an independent body. I’m surprised you are unaware of this fact because it was clearly stated in both the articles you linked.
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(Original post by Good bloke)
Let us be fair to both MPs and the government and remember that they have not made this decision, nor have they voted on it.An independent body, the IPSA, has done so.

The thread title is nonsense.
Thanks for the correction.
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But why tho?
Because, they're doing an awesome job. They probably found a little magic money tree somewhere in the Commons with just enough money to raise their own salaries.
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Hmm lets see public worker e.g. teachers, junior doctors' real salaries have stagnated for year, unlike inflation - but somehow they can pay them a 30% increase?
It's scandalous especially considering the current political and economic climate that we are in. It becomes even more offensive when considering the fact that they have been doing their utmost to refuse increases to the salaries of public sector workers based on the fact that we are in recession and need to save money. When it comes to their salaries, it seems we do not need to save money at all.
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Force MPs salary to £27k per year and give their children £50k debt. Watch alot of things change overnight.
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i moved your thread to UK politics.
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The salaries of MPs have risen by 30% in the last 6 years, to £80, 000.

What do you think about this pay rise? Do you feel it's right?
30% is that it?

I'm a public sector worker. Six years ago in 2013 I was earning £31k, this financial year I will have made £67k. 109% rise. Not to mention the massive cuts in the MP benefits package over the last few years.

(Original post by Pinkisk)
They probably found a little magic money tree somewhere in the Commons with just enough money to raise their own salaries.

It's scandalous especially considering the current political and economic climate that we are in. It becomes even more offensive when considering the fact that they have been doing their utmost to refuse increases to the salaries of public sector workers based on the fact that we are in recession and need to save money. When it comes to their salaries, it seems we do not need to save money at all.
Except as others have said, IPSA now set their salaries and wider benefits.

Minimum wage which is proposed and set by MPs also found the money tree...
2013: £6.31
2019: £8.21

Notice, also over 30% higher.
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(Original post by Pinkisk)
The salaries of MPs have risen by 30% in the last 6 years, to £80, 000.
Many workers in the public sector have been fighting for 1% and 2% increase in their salaries. These have been rejected by the government.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...-nearly-80000/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...amentary-staff




There isn't a 'magic money tree' to increase people's salaries, except of course their own.

What do you think about this pay rise? Do you feel it's right?
This is exactly why they had the old system of gaming expenses to avoid the image of putting their salaries to where they should be.

The salary of an MP should be higher than 80k as well.

They get over 400k in Singapore 200k in Australia, 165k in Japan even the USA pays 115k
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Force MPs salary to £27k per year and give their children £50k debt. Watch alot of things change overnight.
Yea less talented people wanting to become MP’s 😂
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MPs' salaries are still probably too low, given the work they have to put in and the importance of the role. By comparison to similarly prominent and responsible roles in the private sector, they make very little.

It's never going to be a popular cause, but I'd propose something around the £120k or £130k mark. High enough to reflect the above features of the position, but not so high as to cause many people to chase the role purely for the salary.
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Hmm lets see public worker e.g. teachers, junior doctors' real salaries have stagnated for year, unlike inflation - but somehow they can pay them a 30% increase?
Because there are 650 MPs and a lot more teachers and junior doctors
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Because there are 650 MPs and a lot more teachers and junior doctors
does that justify this pay rise given the state of public salaries or their work to be increased by 30% above the level of inflation :confused:

they dont have a money tree but can rock up £1bn for the DUP so should they make them millionaires because there are only 650 of them?? its a matter of its reflection on the current state of public services and if this increase is justified....
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(Original post by BlueIndigoViolet)
does that justify this pay rise given the state of public salaries or their work to be increased by 30% above the level of inflation :confused:

they dont have a money tree but can rock up £1bn for the DUP so should they make them millionaires because there are only 650 of them?? its a matter of its reflection on the current state of public services and if this increase is justified....
His point is a lot simpler than that - the same amount of money spread over a lot of people will result in a far smaller % increase

The 1bn DUP thing was pure governmental politics and was pushed for by the Tories. Don't recall it being put to a vote, either
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MPs' salaries are still probably too low, given the work they have to put in and the importance of the role. By comparison to similarly prominent and responsible roles in the private sector, they make very little.

It's never going to be a popular cause, but I'd propose something around the £120k or £130k mark. High enough to reflect the above features of the position, but not so high as to cause many people to chase the role purely for the salary.
Aye, just look at the A-G. Before he got the gig, he had to work extensive hours in the private sector to make a good wage. The meagre salary takes away some top talent who are not as publicly spirited as others. The low wage also makes our legislature more amenable to outside influences.
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(Original post by BlueIndigoViolet)
its a matter of its reflection on the current state of public services and if this increase is justified....
MPs are public servants....
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