MPs pay during periods of sickness absence

Request

The rules regarding payment of an MP’s salary if he or she has a lengthy period of sickness, therefore unable to perform Parliamentary or constituency work/roles.


Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.  The employment status of MPs is determined by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), who provide guidance on the payment of statutory sick pay, which can be found by visiting the following link to the HMRC’s website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/helpsheets/e14.pdf. IPSA is responsible for the setting of MP’s pay levels and the payment of MPs’ salaries.

Ref:
FOI2012-A013
Disclosure:
March 5, 2012
Categories:
MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied:
None