TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to MPs’ pay freeze

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Responding to IPSA’s announcement of a pay freeze for MPs, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“This victory for common sense is an early Christmas present for taxpayers.

“With the public finances in such a dire state, many public sector salaries have rightly been capped - so it’s only fair that politicians’ pay rises are also postponed.

“But if IPSA really wants parliament to deliver for the British public, MPs’ pay should be linked to the country’s economic performance.”

TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers’ Alliance previously called for a performance-related pay system for MPs.
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