Reacting to reports that IPSA are to propose an 11 per cent pay increase for MPs, Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"It is totally unacceptable to hike politicians pay just as families across the UK struggle with stagnant wages and rising prices.
Taxpayers will be furious that the pay rise comes at a time when MPs urge public pay restraint and the Chancellor tells us he can't afford to ease the burden of taxes on hard-pressed households and businesses.
IPSA's own polling and research shows that the current level of pay to be broadly fair and that the public simply do not back the increase. This
announcement amounts to an unaccountable quango putting up two fingers to taxpayers. The rise must be rejected."
At the TaxPayers’ Alliance, we strongly oppose the big increase in MPs’ pay proposed by the “IPSA” quango. We have set up a petition which you can sign to support action to scrap the proposed pay hike and ensure that there is proper accountability for future decisions over MPs’ pay. We will send the petition to MPs and IPSA, as part of our response to their consultation.