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VISIT THE NEW IPSA WEBSITE

Published on 13/03/2017 10:37

This is the old IPSA website which is no longer being updated. Please visit www.theipsa.org.uk, our new website, for all of our latest data and up t ... Read more

OPERATIONS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Published on 22/12/2016 05:12

Payments over the Christmas period  Please make note of the following information regarding payments over Christmas: Expense claim payments –The las ... Read more

COMPLIANCE OFFICER FOR IPSA APPOINTED

Published on 20/12/2016 11:23

Andy McDonald has been appointed as the new Compliance Officer for IPSA, effective from 8 January 2017. Andy replaces outgoing Compliance Officer Pete ... Read more

MP AND MPs' STAFF EVENT AND FEEDBACK TO IPSA

Published on 12/12/2016 03:09

IPSA stall in the Members’ Centre – 14 December 2016 IPSA staff will be present in the Members’ Centre in Portcullis House on Wednesday 14 November ... Read more

MPS' ANNUAL BUSINESS COSTS FOR 2015-16

Published on 17/11/2016 10:58

​ The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority today published figures for business costs and expenses incurred by MPs in the 2015-16 financial ... Read more

PHONE LINES CLOSED FOR TRAINING - Monday 10 October

Published on 07/10/2016 04:28

​Our phone lines will be closed for staff training on Monday 10 October. They will reopen on Tuesday as normal at 10am.   Read more

MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR APRIL AND MAY 2016

Published on 08/09/2016 10:17

As part of its routine publication of MPs’ business costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in April and May 2016. ... Read more

IPSA PUBLISHES ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 2015-16

Published on 19/07/2016 11:19

IPSA has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for the 2015-16 financial year. The report covers the key activities undertaken by IPSA duri ... Read more

MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2016

Published on 14/07/2016 10:24

As part of its routine publication of MPs’ business costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in February and March ... Read more

NEW IPSA CHAIR RUTH EVANS TAKES UP POST

Published on 01/06/2016 09:49

IPSA today welcomes the arrival of Ruth Evans who starts her new position as Chair, replacing Professor Sir Ian Kennedy. Beginning her tenure as Cha ... Read more

IPSA PUBLISHES REPORT ON 2010-2015 PARLIAMENT

Published on 31/05/2016 02:46

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today published a report which looks back at IPSA’s First Parliament (2010-2015) with a f ... Read more

DECISION ON PAY FOR CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES CONFIRMED BY THE INDEPENDENT PARLIAMENTARY STANDARDS AUTHORITY

Published on 25/05/2016 10:31

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) confirmed today the outcome of its review of the additional salaries paid to Chairs of Select ... Read more

MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR DECEMBER 2015 AND JANUARY 2016

Published on 12/05/2016 10:57

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in December 2015 an ... Read more

IPSA LAUNCHES CONSULTATION TO REVIEW THE MPS’ SCHEME OF BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES AND IPSA’S PUBLICATION POLICY

Published on 10/05/2016 04:37

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) today published a consultation to review the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses and I ... Read more

IPSA PUBLISHES REPORTS ON ANNUAL SURVEY AND 2015 GENERAL ELECTION ADMINISTRATIVE LESSONS

Published on 11/04/2016 04:26

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today (Tuesday 12 April 2016) published a report of key findings from the 2015 annual sur ... Read more

NEW EDITION OF THE MPS' SCHEME OF BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES

Published on 22/03/2016 11:25

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today published the latest edition of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (the ... Read more

MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2015

Published on 21/03/2016 03:29

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in October and Nov ... Read more

​IPSA launches consultation on pay for Chairs of Committees

Published on 11/03/2016 01:39

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) today published a consultation on the pay arrangements for Chairs of Select Committees, and f ... Read more

MPS' PAY FOR 2016-17

Published on 26/02/2016 04:18

​The annual adjustment to MPs’ basic pay for 2016-17 will be an increase of 1.3%, bringing the overall salary to £74,962, as of 1 April 2016. This i ... Read more

​MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2015

Published on 14/01/2016 09:50

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in August and Septe ... Read more

COMPUTER REPLACEMENT AND RSA TOKEN

Published on 26/11/2015 09:18

The Parliamentary Digital Service at the House of Commons are continuing to run their computer replacement programme. If you are part of this programm ... Read more

IPSA RESPONDS TO THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Published on 24/11/2015 05:02

IPSA has today (Wednesday 25 November) published its response to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information’s call for evidence. You can f ... Read more

MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR JUNE AND JULY 2015

Published on 12/11/2015 10:27

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in June and July 20 ... Read more

MPs' ANNUAL BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR 2014-15

Published on 10/09/2015 10:14

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority today published figures for business costs and expenses incurred by MPs in the 2014-15 financial ye ... Read more

Decision on MPs’ pay confirmed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Published on 16/07/2015 11:29

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) confirmed today that MPs’ pay will rise to £74,000 as part of a package of changes to their ... Read more

MPS' BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2015

Published on 14/07/2015 04:00

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of all claims processed in February and M ... Read more

Consultation on MPs’ pay published by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Published on 02/06/2015 10:42

​A consultation document on MPs’ pay was published today by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). The consultation paper, “MPs ... Read more

Statement from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority regarding a recent decision by the Court of Appeal

Published on 20/05/2015 11:14

In December 2010, IPSA received a request for three receipts submitted by MPs under the Freedom of Information Act. The release of this information wa ... Read more

MPs’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR DECEMBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015

Published on 14/05/2015 09:38

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in December 2014 and ... Read more

IPSA supports MPs post-election

Published on 13/05/2015 03:43

IPSA Chief Executive Officer Marcial Boo today outlined the organisation’s post-election support for MPs entering the House of Commons. Speaking a ... Read more

Payouts for defeated MPs? The facts

Published on 11/05/2015 01:50

​The weekend press contained a few stories suggesting that MPs defeated at the election would get a £88,000 "payout". This is simply not the ... Read more

MPs’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2014

Published on 12/03/2015 10:22

​​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in October and Novemb ... Read more

New edition of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 05/03/2015 01:58

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today published the latest edition of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (the ... Read more

MPS’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2014

Published on 08/01/2015 02:40

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in August and Septembe ... Read more

MPS’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR JUNE AND JULY 2014

Published on 06/01/2015 03:50

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has released details of claims processed in June and July 2014. For ... Read more

IPSA publishes Compliance Officer Procedures

Published on 15/12/2014 11:25

IPSA has today published the procedures and guidance for the Compliance Officer following a public consultation. The Compliance Officer is a statuto ... Read more

IPSA launch new General Election website

Published on 12/12/2014 11:07

IPSA has launched a new General Election website aimed at MPs, their staff and those standing for Parliament in May 2015. The website contains all th ... Read more

Consultation on the Review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 26/11/2014 12:52

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today launched its consultation on the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (“the S ... Read more

IPSA LAUNCHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON COMPLIANCE OFFICER’S PROCEDURES

Published on 29/09/2014 01:43

​The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today launched a public consultation into proposed changes to the procedures governing t ... Read more

The Savings from the IPSA Scheme

Published on 12/09/2014 05:30

​This morning’s papers have reported that the cost of the MPs’ Scheme of Business costs and Expenses has, for the first time under IPSA, risen above t ... Read more

MPs' costs for 2013-14

Published on 11/09/2014 10:34

IPSA has today published the costs incurred by MPs in the 2013-14 financial year. The details can be found here: http://parliamentary-standards.org.uk ... Read more

IPSA response to the Improving Parliament report by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Parliament

Published on 15/07/2014 06:00

We will read the report with interest as it addresses a number of issues which we take very seriously.   We would have welcomed the opportunity to ... Read more

MPS’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2014

Published on 10/07/2014 11:21

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in February and March ... Read more

MPS’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR DECEMBER 2013 AND JANUARY 2014

Published on 08/05/2014 10:11

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in December 2013 and J ... Read more

IPSA appoints new Chief Executive

Published on 08/05/2014 08:41

IPSA has today announced the appointment of Marcial Boo as the new Chief Executive, following Andrew McDonald’s recent retirement on the grounds of il ... Read more

Sir Ian Kennedy blogs – it’s time to catch up with flippin’ reality

Published on 10/04/2014 03:48

​In the Standard yesterday, the article, ‘The real reasons why Maria Miller had to resign’, lists a number of depressing problems – that there have be ... Read more

IPSA Chair Sir Ian Kennedy: Distinguishing the past from the present

Published on 05/04/2014 10:00

Following some of the news coverage in the wake of the Maria Miller case, Sir Ian Kennedy has sent the following letter to the Daily Express: Dear Sir ... Read more

IPSA’s Chief Executive

Published on 02/04/2014 02:57

​ IPSA has today announced that Paul Hayes will join as interim Chief Executive from next week, following the retirement of Andrew McDonald on groun ... Read more

IPSA Chair Sir Ian Kennedy: Some people just still don’t get it

Published on 24/03/2014 10:27

​Over the last few days we have seen, yet again, that rational thought and fact plays second fiddle to overblown rhetoric in the discussion of MPs’ co ... Read more

​Review of IPSA’s Publication Scheme Consultation

Published on 18/03/2014 10:19

As part of its regular cycle of reviews and consultations, IPSA is today launching a consultation on its publication scheme – considering the informat ... Read more

MPs’ business costs and expenses for October and November 2013

Published on 13/03/2014 01:07

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in October and November ... Read more

Review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 12/03/2014 08:54

​The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today published the latest edition of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses, fo ... Read more

Expenses in perspective

Published on 28/01/2014 05:06

From time to time there is media coverage – often billed as an investigation, but actually built on information which we make available for all to see ... Read more

IPSA’s chief executive

Published on 16/01/2014 12:18

​IPSA has today announced that its chief executive, Andrew McDonald, will be taking retirement at the end of March on the grounds of ill-health. He ha ... Read more

Consultation on changes to MPs’ pensions for same sex married couples

Published on 15/01/2014 09:30

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today opened a consultation on changes to the MPs’ and MEPs’ Pension Schemes to provide for bene ... Read more

MPS’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2013

Published on 09/01/2014 11:09

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in August and September ... Read more

IPSA Chair Sir Ian Kennedy: MPs’ Pay

Published on 12/12/2013 12:45

​This morning we set out the terms of the new remuneration package for MPs, which we have set following two full public consultations. The full packag ... Read more

IPSA publishes final report on MPs’ pay and pensions

Published on 12/12/2013 08:40

​The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority today published its decisions on reforming MPs’ pay and pensions. IPSA has set out a package of re ... Read more

IPSA CEO Andrew McDonald: It’s research, not shouting, that matters.

Published on 10/12/2013 08:00

​Ever since we were given the responsibility to set MPs’ pay and pensions, IPSA has said that we will make our decision based on the evidence and the ... Read more

Consultation on the Review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 20/11/2013 09:47

​ The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today launched its consultation on the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (“th ... Read more

MPs' Business Costs and Expenses for June and July 2013, and details of MPs' office leases

Published on 14/11/2013 10:11

​The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today published details of MPs’ office leases.   The information is the first step of a revie ... Read more

John Sills, IPSA Director of Policy and Communications: "How much is an MP worth?" - some views from the sixth form

Published on 13/11/2013 01:00

​On 12 November I had the privilege of sitting on a panel to judge this year's Student Short Video Competition, run by the Political Studies Associati ... Read more

IPSA Chair Sir Ian Kennedy: Sometimes, transparency stings

Published on 10/11/2013 10:00

Originally published in The Sunday Times, 10 November 2013 Over the last week, media discussion about MPs’ costs and expenses – in particular over th ... Read more

IPSA Board member Anne Whitaker: MPs’ business costs and expenses - higher or lower than before the scandal?

Published on 04/10/2013 10:30

​Last month, IPSA published all the details of every claim made by every MP for the full 2012-13 calendar year. Publishing this information is one of ... Read more

MPS’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR 2012/2013

Published on 12/09/2013 10:09

IPSA has today published an annualised summary of claims by each MP for the 2012/13 financial year. Details can be found here. The Scheme IPSA introd ... Read more

IPSA Board member Tony Wright: What do MPs actually do? Why annual reporting matters

Published on 03/08/2013 06:59

As the consultation on our recommendations for MPs’ remuneration continues over the summer, IPSA members will discuss elements of the package here on ... Read more

IPSA CEO Andrew McDonald: Farewell to the golden goodbyes and backroom deals

Published on 16/07/2013 09:30

This article was originally published in The Independent on Friday 12 July 2013 There have been a lot of screaming headlines over the last 24 hours – ... Read more

IPSA launches consultation on MPs’ pay and pensions

Published on 11/07/2013 09:18

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) today published for consultation its recommendations to overhaul MPs’ pay and pensions. Laun ... Read more

MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses for February and March 2013

Published on 10/07/2013 04:28

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in February and March ... Read more

Sir Ian Kennedy – Opening remarks on trust and remuneration in Westminster – IPPR – 5 July 2013

Published on 05/07/2013 09:32

There’s never a good time to do anything about MPs’ pay. The pressing issues of the moment always make it a bad time. This is the sad history of atte ... Read more

Publication of mortgage interest claims

Published on 09/05/2013 10:00

IPSA today published details of mortgage interest claims made by MPs from 2010 to 2012, and of capital gains due and returned to the public. In 2010, ... Read more

Consultation to date on MPs' pay and pensions

Published on 26/04/2013 10:00

We ran our first consultation from 15 October to 7 December 2012 seeking views from the public, MPs and other interested parties on how best to remune ... Read more

MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses for October and November 2012

Published on 21/03/2013 11:25

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in October and November ... Read more

Review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 13/03/2013 10:06

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) today published the Fifth Edition of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (“the Sch ... Read more

The Survey of MPs - why it should be welcomed. By John Sills

Published on 11/01/2013 11:32

We published our first report on the Review of MPs' Pay and Pensions on 10 January. There has been a lot of interest in the report, focusing principa ... Read more

New members of IPSA’s Board have today taken office

Published on 11/01/2013 10:15

​ The four new members of IPSA’s Board have today taken office and will sit alongside Sir Ian Kennedy, who continues as chair. IPSA’s Board is made up ... Read more

Reviewing MPs' Pay and Pensions - A First Report

Published on 10/01/2013 02:18

​IPSA has today published its report on the first public consultation considering MPs’ pay and pensions. The report identifies the key areas for IPSA ... Read more

MPs’ BUSINESS COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2012

Published on 10/01/2013 11:52

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in August and September ... Read more

MPs' Pay and Pensions Consultation - last few days! By John Sills

Published on 04/12/2012 04:08

Our consultation on MPs' pay and pensions closes on Friday 7 December. 590 people have responded to our on-line survey and we have received 62 written ... Read more

Consultation on the Review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 19/11/2012 09:44

​IPSA Press Release: Monday 19 November 2012 Consultation on the Review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses The Independent Parliament ... Read more

IPSA's Board

Published on 13/11/2012 03:33

​The four ordinary members of IPSA’s Board have today announced they did not reapply for their positions. Of course, these are individual choices but ... Read more

An Overview of "Share your Views" - by John Sills

Published on 26/10/2012 05:18

  We’ve had a fair number of comments on our “Share Your Views” page since the consultation paper on MPs Pay and Pensions was launched. Thank you to ... Read more

Should we link MPs' pay to average earnings? By John Sills

Published on 23/10/2012 02:09

  It’s only eight days since we launched the MP’s pay and pension consultation – seems like a lot longer with all that has gone on in between! In the ... Read more

MP survey results 2012

Published on 23/10/2012 10:00

Results of the survey of MPs carried out in summer 2012 are now available, click  here to view the report.   N ... Read more

MPs' Pensions - Tony Lord

Published on 19/10/2012 03:26

One of the questions we’re grappling with is what pensions MPs should receive when they retire?   It’s sometimes helpful to think about this issue ... Read more

MPs’ rental arrangements - the facts

Published on 19/10/2012 01:18

​Following recent reports on MPs renting accommodation, we wanted to include some more facts for the debate.   ·         We ended the practice of MP ... Read more

MPs' Pay and Outside Income - Tony Lord

Published on 15/10/2012 02:10

There has been a lot of press coverage about our new consultation, suggesting that we are proposing to cut MPs’ salaries if they have income from outs ... Read more

MPs' Pay and Pensions - starting the debate. By John Sills

Published on 15/10/2012 09:45

Today, 15 October, we are launching our consultation, Reviewing MPs’ Pay & Pensions.   At the same time, we are publishing  MPs’ Pay and Pensio ... Read more

IPSA publishes MPs’ business costs and expenses for 2011/12

Published on 06/09/2012 11:41

IPSA publishes MPs’ business costs and expenses for 2011/12 In addition to its routine publication of business costs and expenses, IPSA also publishe ... Read more

Rt Hon Sir Scott Baker - Blog

Published on 29/08/2012 12:00

​One of the matters with which the IPSA Board has to grapple when considering MPs’ pay and pensions is the issue of resettlement payments. When an MP ... Read more

Appointments to the Board

Published on 14/08/2012 03:26

Applicants are being sought for membership of IPSA’s Board, for a fixed term from January 2013.  Further details can be found here.​ Read more

Acting Chief Executive

Published on 07/08/2012 07:21

​IPSA has announced that Paula Higson has joined as acting chief executive until mid November, while CEO Andrew McDonald continues to receive treatmen ... Read more

Andrew McDonald on MPs’ pay: lessons from history?

Published on 30/07/2012 12:00

Our fundamental review of MPs’ remuneration is, in many respects, a break with the past. For the first time, a body independent of Parliament will con ... Read more

MPs’ business costs and expenses for February and March 2012

Published on 12/07/2012 10:27

  MPs’ business costs and expenses for February and March 2012   As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA ha ... Read more

Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission - What should MPs receive by way of salary and pension?

Published on 05/07/2012 09:00

When asked what attracted him to politics, one former cabinet minister apparently replied that it was the only career that offered money, power and fa ... Read more

Simon Jenkins, commentator

Published on 02/07/2012 01:00

I have always believed MPs should be as independent of the government/state as conceivably possible. They should be, what they used to be until the 19 ... Read more

Matthew Parris, commentator and MP for West Derbyshire 1979-1986

Published on 25/06/2012 10:55

I think an MP’s salary should be approximately twice today’s figure: perhaps £120,000 a year and pension not out of line with the average pension that ... Read more

What do we pay MPs for? - John Sills, Policy Director at IPSA

Published on 25/06/2012 09:15

In the past few weeks we’ve had some fascinating on-line comments and questions about MPs’ pay and pensions on our website. We’ve been talking to acad ... Read more

Dr Ros Altmann, Director-General of the Saga Group - What should MPs receive by way of salary and pension?

Published on 21/06/2012 10:54

Salary: Setting appropriate levels of senior executive compensation is currently a high profile, emotive issue and salary benchmarking for a role with ... Read more

Rt Hon Peter Riddell, Director of the Institute for Government, and chair of the Hansard Society.

Published on 18/06/2012 10:53

Any method of fixing the pay of MPs is bound to be arbitrary and the outcome is certain to be widely criticised. It is not just that MPs as a class ar ... Read more

Jon Snow, Newscaster, Channel 4 news

Published on 14/06/2012 10:52

I must confess that I start from the view that even with the 10% reduction planned for the next election, there are too many MPs. Their number should ... Read more

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of RSA - What should MPs receive by the way of salary and pension?

Published on 11/06/2012 10:52

Some very off the cuff comments…..   Given that overall the contribution to public spending of MPs’ remuneration is negligible, the issue here is ba ... Read more

Jackie Ballard - IPSA Board Member

Published on 11/06/2012 09:13

What’s an MP worth? No, it’s not the start of a joke, it’s the challenge which the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is wrestling with - o ... Read more

Justin Urquhart Stewart, Marketing Director and co-founder of Seven Investment Management

Published on 07/06/2012 10:50

If one were to advertise the role of the MP then it is an interesting exercise to put together the necessary remuneration package to attract the appro ... Read more

Professor David Haslam CBE

Published on 31/05/2012 03:32

What’s so special about Members of Parliament? Why do their salaries and pensions cause so much controversy? After all, the answer should be relativel ... Read more

Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, The TaxPayers’ Alliance

Published on 28/05/2012 10:50

  In addressing the question of how much MPs should be paid, what we have to keep in mind right now is that we remain in the midst of a deep economic ... Read more

Tony Wright - Professor of Government and Public Policy at UCL and MP for Cannock & Burntwood and Cannock Chase 1992-2010

Published on 24/05/2012 10:49

Peter Soulsby is the elected mayor of Leicester. Before that he was a Labour MP. Asked recently by the Guardian why he had wanted to swap the latter r ... Read more

Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe

Published on 21/05/2012 10:48

First of all, a basic decision has to be made: is it sensible to continue the present system whereby MPs receive both pay and expenses for having to r ... Read more

The Public Service Conundrum, Ken Olisa OBE - IPSA Board Member

Published on 21/05/2012 09:04

This is the first time in British history that MPs’ pay and pensions will no longer be set by Parliament itself.  That responsibility is now vested in ... Read more

Brendan Barber, General Secretary – Trade Union Congress

Published on 17/05/2012 10:48

It is not surprising that there has been concern about MPs’ pay, pensions and expenses. Living standards in the UK have fallen since the crash, but fo ... Read more

Alastair Campbell MP Month of Ideas

Published on 14/05/2012 10:00

I believe MPs should be well remunerated for what they do.     As in every profession, there are some who are exceptional, many who are average in t ... Read more

MPs’ business costs and expenses for December 2011 and January 2012

Published on 11/05/2012 09:56

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in December 2011 and Ja ... Read more

How do you decide what to pay an MP? - Professor Sir Ian Kennedy - IPSA Chair

Published on 02/05/2012 10:00

How much should MPs be paid? What sort of pension should they get? I’m sure you have a view. We want to hear it. We have to answer these questions. Th ... Read more

MPs' pay and pensions background

Published on 27/04/2012 05:26

How to remunerate MPs has been an issue for generations.  We have provided some links below which set out the background to this discussion. In p ... Read more

IPSA increases MP pension contribution rates

Published on 19/03/2012 10:08

Following its recent public consultation, IPSA has today confirmed that MPs’ pension contribution rates will increase by 1.85%. The increase will take ... Read more

Annual review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Published on 06/03/2012 11:59

Following the annual review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses, IPSA is making some changes to support MPs further in their work, with ... Read more

MPs’ business costs and expenses for October and November 2011

Published on 01/03/2012 10:08

​As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in October and Novembe ... Read more

Prime Minister responds to IPSA announcement on MP pension consultation

Published on 08/02/2012 04:22

http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/response-to-ipsa-announcement/ ​ Read more

IPSA consults on MPs’ pensions

Published on 08/02/2012 03:03

IPSA has today announced that it is continuing the pay freeze on MPs and is launching a public consultation on its recommendation to increase MPs’ pen ... Read more

The Compliance Officer for IPSA launches new procedures for investigations

Published on 02/02/2012 11:58

Further details can be found on the Compliance Officer website via the link below.     http://www.parliamentarycompliance.org.uk/News4.html ​   Read more

New Compliance Officer for IPSA

Published on 18/01/2012 02:08

Peter Davis has been appointed as Compliance Officer for IPSA. Peter retired from the police service as a chief superintendent in 2010, after more tha ... Read more

MPs' expenses and costs for August and September 2011

Published on 12/01/2012 10:36

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in August and September ... Read more

IPSA press release in response to publication of CME report

Published on 12/12/2011 03:37

We have read the latest select committee report on MPs’ costs and expenses with interest. We will consider their recommendations as we carry out our c ... Read more