Should MPs donate their 11% pay rise to charities?

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9th December 2013 by Alex Turnbull 0 Comments

Should MPs donate their 11% pay rise to charities?

Poll results (total votes: 53)

Should MPs donate their 11% pay rise to charities?
Answer:
No
Votes:
18
Ratio:
33.96%
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
35
Ratio:
66.04%

Should MPs donate their 11% pay rise to charities?

THE Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) is set to recommend MPs salary increases 11% from £66,396 to £74,000 after the next election in 2015. However many MPs have criticised the rise with Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey MP Danny Alexander saying it would be “wholly inappropriate” when pay in the public sector is curbed. What should MPs arguing against the rise do with the extra income? Should they just accept it graciously or should they take the moral high ground, literally put their money where their mouth is, and offer up the cash to worthy causes starved of funding?

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