MPs' pay rise justified by economic recovery, expenses watchdog claims

‘MPs deserve a 10 per cent pay rise which will see their salary rise to £74,000 because of the economic recovery, the parliamentary watchdog has said.

David Cameron has “strongly urged” Ipsa, the independent expenses watchdog, not to give new MPs a £7,000 backdated pay rise in coming months.

In response to the furore the watchdog has launched a consultation asking for “new and compelling evidence” on whether it should implement a pay rise.

However, the watchdog has said that it plans to push ahead with the plans and has argued that the economic recovery has justified its decision.’

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