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2 June 2015: CONSULTATION ON MPS’ PAY PUBLISHED BY IPSA

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: mppayandpension@parliamentarystandards.org.uk or 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. For more information, please contact IPSA's Press Office.