MPs are to receive a pay rise of 3.1% bringing their annual salary to £81,932.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today confirmed that from April an MPs yearly salary will increase by 3% from £79,468 to £81,932.
Since 2010 MPs wages have increased by a huge £16,194 and now means they will earn around three times the amount of the average UK worker.
IPSA interim chair Richard Lloyd said: “Our review of MPs’ staffing budgets in 2019 found demands on MPs’ offices were high, with staff doing difficult and stressful casework with constituents on a very wide range of problems.
“There was often high staff turnover, with salary levels below comparable roles elsewhere, based on independent benchmarked evidence.
“In many MPs’ offices, relatively little time or money was spent on staff training, wellbeing and development.
“As a result, we have provided additional funding in MPs’ 2020-21 staffing budgets for staff training and welfare, security, and changes to the salary bands and job descriptions for MPs’ staff to bring them into line with the jobs they actually do.”
MPs’ pay is linked to average rises in the public sector, as determined by the Office for National Statistics.