Pressure intensifies to scrap pay rise for MPs

Pressure intensifies to scrap pay rise for MPs
 

GEORGE Osborne has called a 10 per cent pay hike for MPs "unacceptable" after the House of Commons watchdog reiterated its determination to push ahead with the rise.
The Chancellor suggested the move will be blocked after the general election, stressing that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority’s (Ipsa) position was not “final”.
The comments came after new Ipsa chief executive Marcial Boo reiterated its commitment to the increase from £67,000 to £74,000. He said the economy was recovering and politicians should not be paid a “miserly amount”.
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8 September 2014 in Politics, Views: 43
Source: Scotsman
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