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MPs’ pay rise in same week as cuts | Politics | The Observer

An official plan to reward MPs with a 10% pay rise, while the rest of the public sector suffers year upon year of freezes, is set to be blocked by party leaders amid panic in Westminster about the inevitable damage to parliament’s reputation.In a highly embarrassing coincidence, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), set up in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal, is preparing to recommend the biggest pay rise for MPs, just as millions of public sector workers reel from George Osborne’s latest clampdown on their pay.

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