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Stop MP pay rises.

Submitted on Monday 12th October 2020

Rejected on Friday 16th October 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Stop MP pay rises.

Petition Details

Stop MP pay rises. The pay rises each year are disproportionate to other government bodies. It's wildly unethical to vote for your own pay rise and in these current times when thousands are losing their jobs a pay rise is hardly the best use of government funds.

Additional Information

It's wildly unethical to vote for your own pay rise. MPs are out earning doctors and vote to raise their pay each year. No other government funded jobs have control over their own pay packet.
Especially in these current times when other countries governments are taking pay cuts in solidarity our government choses to pay themselves more. Thousands of British people are losing their jobs, livelihoods and lives to this pandemic. A pay rise should be the last thing on MPs minds

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

MPs are not responsible for setting or voting on their own pay and expenses.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is responsible for deciding on MPs' expenses and pay. IPSA is independent of both Parliament and Government.

You can find out how to contact IPSA here:


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