MPs to enjoy above-inflation 2.7% pay rise, bringing basic pay to almost £80,000

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Mp pay rise

MPs are to receive a 2.7% pay rise, taking their basic salary for 2019/20 from £77,379 to £79,468, it has been announced.

The £2,089 hike, effective from April 1, is well above the current inflation rate of 1.8% on the main CPI measure.

It follows a 1.8% boost to MPs’ pay last year, 1.4% in 2017, 1.3% in 2016 and a big increase from £67,000 to £74,000 in July 2015.

MPs’ pay is linked to average rises in the public sector, as determined by the Office for National Statistics.

£79,468 MPs’ annual basic salary from April 1 2019

Chairs of Commons committees will enjoy a 2.7% increase to the additional salary they receive on top of their basic pay, taking it from £15,509 to £15,928.

In Comparison National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.

  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under

Current rates

These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2018 (current rate) £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70
April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90

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