9 December 2013
See our previous comments below!
11 July 2013:
“This is outrageous, insensitive and an insult to everyone who works in the public sector.
“Ipsa has demonstrated an appalling standard of judgement.
“It beggars belief that they could recommend such an increase at a time when politicians are preaching austerity and the public sector has had to endure cuts, closures, redundancies, pay freezes or increases of just 1%. Teachers’ pay, for example, has fallen by 12% in real terms over the last five years.
“I hope that MPs will do the decent thing and not accept the proposed rise. The fairness and affordability of any recommendations on MPs’ salaries should be considered in the context of the economy. Other public servants have performance-related pay, so why not MPs?
“I look forward to reading Ipsa’s report and responding to the consultation.
“I urge everybody reading this to take part in the public consultation on the proposals and let Ipsa know what they think.”