MPs will get a pay rise of £2,212 in April, taking their annual pay to £84,144 – their first increase since the pandemic.
Pay has been frozen for members of parliament since 2020 but will increase by 2.7 per cent in the next financial year.
Both prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer warned against increasing MPs’ pay in January,
From just £3 per week
The hike comes as a 3 per cent pay rise is being offered to NHS staff.
The pay rise is calculated to match the average increase in public sector earnings, and is implemented by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
Starmer said in January: “I think that MPs do not need a pay rise and we should all be saying that we don’t need that pay rise and it shouldn’t go ahead,”