Following your announcement to implement the MPs payrise from the 8th May 2015 how many have written to you to request some or part of the increase in salary be deferred or paid to a charity ?
Additionally to the above could you name the MP and political party they belong to?
If an MP wishes to make a donation to charity out of their salary, then that is a matter for them. IPSA can make arrangements for payroll giving through the Charities Aid Foundation’s Give-As-You-Earn programme. Should an MP be interested, they need to complete the Foundation’s ‘Donor Instruction Form’ form on our website www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk. This needs to be signed then posted or emailed to IPSA’s address.
The payroll cut off for July has already passed and therefore any donor instruction forms sent to us this month will be initiated from next month’s (August) pay. These cannot be backdated retrospectively. Any donations will be taken from an MP’s pay before tax but after National Insurance.
As at the date of your request, we have not received any Donor Instruction Forms.