The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, which administers MPs’ pay and expenses, is set to reverse its controversial decision to give MPs a pay rise.
The authority, set up in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal, proposed in October to increase MPs’ pay by £3,300 next year. The current basic salary of an MP is £79,468.
However, the proposed increase is set to be axed after both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer made clear their opposition to the plan.
Instead, MPs’ pay is now expected to be frozen next year.