80k-a-year MPs to get extra FOUR WEEKS off this year on top of 7-week summer break


MPs raking in 80k-a-year are to get an extra four weeks off this year- on top of a bumper seven-week summer break.

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg set out the plans today, handing out 64 working days of parliamentary recess time over the next 12 months.

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg announced the recess dates

This includes a massive seven working weeks off in the summer, a holiday nine days longer than last year.

Parliamentary recess in 2019 amounted to just 46 days, not including the time taken up by the election campaign.

It means MPs are now enjoying an extra 18 days off, or four of the standard four-day parliamentary weeks.

Although Boris Johnsons stonking majority means bills will have no problem passing, there is still plenty of work to be done.

The extra time off comes after a number of recess breaks were cancelled due to messing around with Brexit.

MPs are also expected to work during the recess, and hold surgeries in their constituencies.

The average UK holiday entitlement is 33.5 days.

The summer holiday runs for 35 working days, the longest since 2009, while MPs and peers will also enjoy an extra nine days at Easter compared to 2019.

Last year, then-Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom announced that Parliament would cancel the ten-day break to help push through Brexit.

The move sparked fury among MPs, who were understood to have asked parliaments expenses watchdog if they can claim refunds from the taxpayer for cancelled holidays.