Fury as MPs pocket £2,212 pay rise on very same day ordinary Brits are clobbered by tax and energy bomb


MPS will pocket an eye-watering £2,212 pay hike next month – the very same day they drop a tax bomb on ordinary Brits.

Parliament’s tin-eared pay body last night announced they are swelling politicians’ salaries by 2.7 per cent to £84,144 on April 1.

MPs will pocket a £2,000 pay rise in April

They claimed MPs’ workloads have “dramatically increased” during the pandemic and so deserved a pay bump.

But furious workers wondered if it was a cruel April Fools Joke as it comes as the country is clobbered by triple-whammy tax whacks. 

On April 1 National Insurance is rising by 1.25 per cent, council tax is going up and millions more will be dragged into the higher income tax bracket. 

Families will also pay hundreds more in heating bills as the energy price cap is raised by around £700 to nearly £2,000.

Realising the dreadful optics, Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer had both warned independent watchdog Ipsa against handing a pay rise. 

But chair Richard Lloyd said: “It is right that MPs are paid fairly for the responsibility and the unseen work they do helping their constituents, which dramatically increased last year. 

“For Parliament to reflect society, it is vital that people from all walks of life can be an MP.”

John O’Connell of the Taxpayer’s Alliance raged: “Working households will be furious to see MPs’ pay go up while they face crippling tax hikes.

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