MPs are braced for a major public backlash when a deal that would see their pay soar by almost £10,000 is unveiled. http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/mps-braced-fo ... binganswer
Does anyone get the feeling like me....that this is just a Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" UNFAIR ? Surely this matter can only be viewed as absolute immoral greed and more so at a time of extreme austerity. If anything M.P's salary's should be cut in half of what they are getting now and a set amount for expenses which does not included such items as duck ponds and decorating second and more homes and the like.
The current basic annual salary for an MP in the United Kingdom is £65,738. In addition, MPs are able to claim allowances to cover the costs of running an office and employing staff, and maintaining a constituency residence and a residence in London. Additional salary is paid for appointments or additional duties - such as the chairing of select committees.
Due to additional allowances it is difficult to calculate the annual basic salary of an MP, but for an MP with no additional responsibilities, who stays for a single term of 5 years, the MP's severance package will raise the taxable salary by over £12,000 per annum (see Allowances below) - giving an effective annual salary of £77,738.
What I can never understand and I am quite sure that I am not along in my thoughts, is that when MP's are red handily caught in doing wrong, such as making false claims for expenses, they still carry on in their position. In my book stealing and fraud, are just that. Everyday of the week people are sentence to prison for stealing far less and sacked from their employment. So like the above pay rise and most will have heard the expression "a law for the public and "a different law for...." Enough is enough....no wonder so many are disgruntled in the U.K and as history portrays you can push the people so far. Ali