A sick April Fool’s joke – MPs to get payrise to £77,379 from 01/04/2018

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Let’s not forget they got an 11% pay-rise a couple of years ago. Still,

“we’re all in this together”, right?

The excuse of having to pay good money to get good people has worn thin now.

Why is the rest of the public sector, including hard working nurses helping to save lives and teachers providing education to our children, only just now being uncapped from a pathetic 1%, yet MPs – who are public sector employees – routinely get pay rises MUCH bigger than that, on top of salaries that are already nearly triple the national median?

(image:average pay rises under the tories)

IPSA say that

“a 1.8% increase is the same rate as changes in the public sector”

Nurses, teachers, police officers, firemen, and the list goes on, would argue they are lucky to get almost half that rate.

Unless IPSA knows something the rest of us don’t with regard to the next budget?

Why is the rest of the public sector, including hard working nurses helping to save lives and teachers providing education to our children, only just now being uncapped from a pathetic 1%, yet MPs – who are public sector employees – routinely get pay rises MUCH bigger than that, on top of salaries that are already nearly triple the national median?