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Make the MP salary the average salary of all teachers, nurses and care workers

Submitted on Thursday 17th November 2022

Rejected on Monday 21st November 2022

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Make the MP salary the average salary of all teachers, nurses and care workers

Petition Details

Work out the median average annual full-time salary of all state-employed teachers, nurses and care workers in England.

Make a law that MP wages have to be equal to the resulting figure.

Additional Information

Average teacher salary: £30,212
https://www.reed.co.uk/average-salary/average-teacher-salary

Average nurse salary: £33,384
https://www.nurses.co.uk/careers-hub/nursing-pay-guide/#average-wage-for-a-UK-Nurse-in-2022

Average care worker salary: £23,550
https://uk.talent.com/salary?job=care+worker

MP salary: £84,144
https://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/members/pay-mps/


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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.

You can find out more about IPSA here: http://www.theipsa.org.uk

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