MPs’ pay consultation

We have published a consultation on how MPs’ pay should be updated.

We have a statutory duty under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 to review MPs’ pay in the first year of each parliament.

We decided after consulting in 2012, 2013 and 2015 that the best way to update MPs’ pay periodically was to link it to a transparent, external benchmark, and that the most appropriate benchmark was a measure of earnings.

This consultation proposes to retain that approach, using the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Average Weekly Earnings figure reflecting changes in public sector earnings for the period ahead.

The consultation will close on 6 November 2020 and we expect to make a decision in December 2020.

For more information and to take part in the survey, visit our Review of MPs' pay and pensions page.