Gordon Brown urges MPs to agree to a below-inflation pay rise

Gordon Brown has urged members of parliament to agree to a below-inflation pay increase in line with other public sector workers.

The prime minister said the government would not accept a reported 2.8% increase recommended by the Senior Salaries Review Body, calling for a 1.9% increase instead.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Brown called on MP’s to demonstrate the “discipline that we ask of other people.”

“Government ministers must have a rate of pay increase that is below 2% – 1.9%. At the same time, my recommendation is that that is what goes for MPs,” he said.

A number of public sector workers are currently embroiled in a pay dispute, including the Police Force.

“In future years, we will do better by the police, we can do better by nurses and teachers, we will do better by the Army,” Brown added.

MPs decide their own pay increases in a House of Commons.




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