Pssst wrote: »
Peg it at the current level.
do not pay second homes allowance.
HM government to build/lease a purpose made building which will have facilities and rooms similar to a premier inn to provide overnight acc/weekly acc in London.
Pay standard rail fair travel. If MP wants 1st class,he pays the upgrade.
Pay legitimate office running expenses (i.e limited no of staff,equipment etc)
No MP to employ a member of family. Employment opportunities to be advertised in the open market and successful applicant scrutinised to ensure no fiddling.
Midas wrote: »
Ironically, I would say that their current 'take home' - about £80k on average (£65k basic plus expenses) is about right. This would put them somewhere near a decent university professor, although still well below the average GP, judge, solicitor etc. It would also leave them significantly less well paid than virtually anyone at the BBC.
So give them a pay rise and abolish all expenses, apart from travel between their constituency and London.
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