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Delay MP pay rises and cut MPs' expense allowances during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Submitted on Friday 8th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Delay MP pay rises and cut MPs' expense allowances during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Petition Details

During the Covid-19 pandemic we petition the Government to delay all pay rises for MP's and bring expenditure allowances in line with current working from home guidelines outlined for businesses on the Gov.uk website

Additional Information

MP's pay rises should be delayed before any further financial burdens are placed on our NHS staff and their families. Due to the stay and work at home policies in place, MPs' expenditure allowances should be stopped and replaced with a minimum allowance that covers the cost of a standard return train fare and up to £50 for food and drink. These expenses can only be claimed when attending the houses of parliament. As you keep telling us "We're all in this together".

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

The UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for setting MPs' pay. 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 more about IPSA here: www.theipsa.org.uk/about-us/

We have published the following petitions, which you might like to sign:

Reform IPSA - cap MP payrises in line with other Public sector pay: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554400

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