TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to MPs’ pay rise announcement

For immediate release


Responding to the announcement of a 2.7 per cent pay rise for MPs, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Working households will be furious to see MPs' pay go up while they face crippling tax hikes.

“The current system of pegging politicians’ salaries to public sector pay only leads to rows over unpopular and unseemly rises. 

“Elected officials should show restraint and only accept rises when economic conditions allow.”

TPA spokespeople 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. TaxPayers’ Alliance research previously found that the total spend of members of parliament was £132.5 million in the 2020-21 financial year.
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