pay rise

MPs pay rise higher than a whole year's Jobseeker's Allowance

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 15:54 -- nick

MPs are to get a 10% pay rise of over £6,000 at a time when they have capped benefit rises to 1% over the next three years.

The inflation-busting increase - prices are only rising by 2.7% each year - means politicians will get a higher rise than the total a Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claimant gets in a year.

JSA pays £71.70 per week, or £3,728.40 each year, not much more than half of the MP's rise.


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