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Reduce MPs wages to £40k a year

Submitted on Tuesday 13th October 2020

Rejected on Friday 16th October 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

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Reduce MPs wages to £40k a year

Petition Details

MPs make £81,932 a year which is almost 3 times the average wage in the UK (£29,009). Their wages should be more in line with the people they represent.

Additional Information

MPs are being given a payrise when everyone else is having their wages squeezed, this is ridiculous especially given the increased lack of trust in parliament. By reducing MPs wages we can ensure that they are better able to understand the issues facing working people. This would also reduce government spending by £27 million a year, money that could be much better spent.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

We can't accept your petition because the UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for the issue you raise. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is responsible for deciding on MPs' expenses and pay. IPSA is independent of both Parliament and Government.

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