Boris Johnson says MPs should NOT get pay rise

Boris Johnson says MPs should NOT get pay rise
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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson says MPs should NOT get a pay rise

Boris Johnson insisted on Monday, November 23 that MPs should not receive the expected £3000 pay increase in the spring. While Matt Hancock remained tight-lipped earlier in the day about whether he would accept the pay rise, others were outraged that the high-paying MP’s could see their salaries expand while the country is in economic crisis.

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The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has control over the wages and according to their system, MPs are set to get a 4.1% pay increase in April, taking some incomes up to £85,000. But a spokesperson for the Prime Minister said he may be willing to challenge the watchdog’s decision.

‘Given the circumstances, the PM doesn’t believe that MPs should be receiving a pay rise.’

Speaking about whether the PM would take matters into his own hands, the spokesperson said:

‘That will be a question for when IPSA set out what their final agreed position is on MPs’ pay rises.’


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