Huge pay rises for senior House of Commons staff

Senior staff at the House of Commons have been awarded hefty pay rises, despite their role in the MPs’ expenses scandal.

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%.

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