Cost of carrying out the consultation on MPs' pay

Request

I would like to request details of the cost of carrying out the consultation on MPs pay broken down as far as possible for example the cost of publicising the consultation, the cost of surveying MPs, cost of collating public responses.


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

In answering your question, we have assumed that the consultation you refer to is the Green Paper published on 10 January 2013 reviewing MPs’ pay and pension.  The direct costs of carrying out the recent consultation on MPs’ pay and pensions, broken down, are below.

CategoryCost
Printing of Consultation Document£4741.20 including VAT
Printing of Consultation Report£729.44 including VAT
YouGov survey£2328 including VAT

It should be noted that staff costs are not included, as the amount of time IPSA staff members spent working on the consultation is not separately identifiable from their other duties.

Ref:
FOI2013-A152
Disclosure:
January 25, 2013
Categories:
MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied:
None