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  • Anger as MPs are awarded more pay-cap busting raises


    MPs are set for a 2017 pay rise that will overshoot the 1 per cent cap imposed on other public-sector workers such as nurses, police officers and teachers, it was revealed yesterday.

    Their pay will inflate from £74,962 to £76,011 from next April — an increase of 1.4...

    Thursday 15th Dec 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • MPs have Commons credit cards blocked


    DISGRACED MP Simon Danczuk was among dozens of politicians having their Commons credit cards blocked after raking up to £27,000 on expenses, it was revealed yesterday.

    Mr Danczuk was listed alongside former Labour minister Liam Byrne and Tory backbencher David Morris with debts...

    Saturday 5th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs consider giving back cash from hardship fund


    MPs indicated they want to hand back around £2 million of their “hardship fund” yesterday after it ballooned over decades.

    The Commons heard the members’ fund, set up before the second world war to help former MPs and their dependants, is now worth £6.5m...

    Saturday 5th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs handed 1% raise just 9 months after 10% booster


    MPs are to bust the government’s public-sector pay cap again with a 1.3 per cent rise, Parliament’s pay watchdog announced yesterday.

    Just nine months after a backdated 10 per cent boost to £74,000, politicians are to get another £962 increase from April.

    ...

    Saturday 27th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs urge action so women don’t have to pay extra


    LABOUR MPs called on the government to address “gender pricing” once and for all in yesterday’s parliamentary debate on high street stores charging twice as much for products aimed at women.

    Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff condemned the practice of making women pay up to...

    Wednesday 3rd Feb 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Chorus of MPs sing for England in push for Jerusalem


    by Our Sports Desk

    MPs belted out a version of Jerusalem yesterday as they called for England to get its own national anthem.

    Around a dozen politicians gathered outside the Commons to launch an online petition urging the government to look at the issue.

    Labour...

    Thursday 28th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Workers bag extra £1,200 if bosses share profits – MP


    WORKERS would be set for a windfall of up to £1,200 a year if British bosses were required to share profits with staff, MPs heard yesterday.

    Labour MP Gareth Thomas revealed the potential pay boost as he brought forward a Bill calling for the introduction of a mandatory...

    Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • Many MPs singled out for physical attack, study finds


    by Our News Desk

    ABUSE targeted at MPs has included death threats and a stabbing, with the stress putting relationships under strain and recipients being treated for anxiety and depression, new research suggested yesterday.

    Researchers found that four out of five MPs...

    Monday 25th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs did log on to adultery website


    CHEATING MPs, peers and their staff were caught red-faced yesterday when a freedom of information request revealed that computers in Parliament were used to access adultery website Ashley Madison.

    Hackers Impact Team released the information of millions of users after the website...

    Wednesday 9th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs’ 10% pay rise sparks fury


    Yet public-sector workers’ pay capped at 1%

    Friday 17th Jul 2015

    posted by Will Stone in Britain


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