Their pay will rise from £81,932 to £84,144 in April 2022.
Because of the pandemic, MPs have been awarded a £2,200 pay rise for “dramatically increased” duties.
This means the pay of MPs will rise from £81,932 to £84,144 in April 2022, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) announced.
Richard Lloyd, IPSA’s Chair, said: “MPs play a vital role in our democracy, and this is reflected in their pay.
“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.”
In 2010, the same body awarded MPs an extra 10,000 to cover the additional cost of working from home during the pandemic.
This news comes in stark contrast to that on NHS pay; only last week, Ministers asked the body that advises the Government on NHS pay to recommend a rise of just £945 for most experienced frontline nurses due to an increasing economic burden.
Spitting on frontline workers.
Figures show the pay of NHS nurses has fallen in real terms over the past decade due to wages failing to keep up with the inflation rate.
Between 2012 and 2022, the pay of the average nurse has risen by just £3,908, while MPs have been a staggering rise of £18,406.
Nurses United UK have accused MPs of “essentially spitting on all the frontline workers”.
Lead organiser Anthony Johnson, said; “Any MP that accepts this is essentially spitting on all the frontline workers who have done so much before and during this pandemic.
“The public support nurses – they think of us as the most trustworthy professionals in the country.
“MPs from all political persuasions need to get a grip and realise how angry the public will be if they give themselves another pay rise whilst nurses are using foodbanks.
The NHSPRB will report on NHS pay later this year.
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