It also complains that, since 2002, MPsâ pay has increased far more slowly than average earnings and has failed to keep pace with the retail price index. However, MPs claimed an average of Â£131,000 in allowances in the past year.
Scabster_Mooch said:I cannot believe these people. If they do not like their already astronomical salary for doing a job that quite frankly anyone can do, perhaps they should quit?
Paymaster said:This is at the same time when MOD Civil Servants have just been offered 2-2.5%* pay increase, with allowances going up by 1.9%. The Forces increases will not be much greater either, a plague on teir House!
* Except for those so poorly paid that they have to have a bigger rise just to keep them above the National Minimum Wage