UK MPs to legislate to shun a pay rise and cut their salaries by 5%

UK MPs to legislate to shun a pay rise and cut their salaries by 5%

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The UK is in recession. The strain on public services is making the public purse creak. Unemployment is increasing and the taxpayer is seeing hardships and difficulties in the current CoViD-19 pandemic climate.

A 5% cut in the basic salary of Members of the UK Parliament (or allowance for members of the HoLords) would equate to a decrease from the current £81,932 to £77,835.40p (from £305 per day to £289.75p for Lords). It is entirely appropriate for MPs to show that they are "in it together" with the UK taxpayer and to tighten their belts and cut their salaries as a gesture of solidarity with the people they serve.

Other Governments/legislatures around the world have done the same, which has been very well received.

Also, we would like to see the Resettlement Grant which de-elected MPs receive when they lose their seats reduced from the current starting amount of £32,383 to £18,137.60p (A year's salary on the national minimum wage). It is unusual for MPs to leave Parliament and be left unemployed - they often have other income streams to fall back on. It is therefore appropriate for an MP to receive no more than someone who is earning the minimum wage for one year, to help them get back on their feet in terms of their employment.

Finally, we would like to see House of Commons MPs receive no more increases in pay or allowances whilst the UK economy remains in recession. We hope this will incentivise our parliamentary representatives to inject vigour into the UK's economic recovery.

The Government and Parliament can direct the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority with legislation to make these changes. 

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