According to the Commons’ recently released annual accounts, the most senior official clerk to the House Malcolm Jack, received an 11% pay rise. He now earns almost £195,000, more than Gordon Brown, whose salary is £187,000.
Andrew Walker, head of the Fees Office, which administers MPs’ expenses, saw his salary rise by 8%, to between £125,000 and £130,000. He also received an increase in benefits in kind, from £20,000 to £25,000.
Elsewhere in the public sector, pay rises have been restricted to about 2%.