Members of parliament could receive a standard allowance of £40,000 a year on top of their salaries to pay for a second home in London, under proposals to be finalised this week.
A committee of senior MPs, chaired by Michael Martin, the Commons Speaker, wants to add the payment to MPs’ salaries of £61,820.
One that we really do need to get sorted out now. Would this allowance become part of the baseline upon which their pensions are calculated?
And after they leave Parliament the houses will become ours? Yes?
Presumably those who have constituencies within 20 miles of central London won’t get this?
Surely there must be some hostel near Victoria station that the government could buy and fit 650 MPs in if they want to stay in London overnight?
David have you been living under a rock for the last decade or was that subtle sarcasm?
And you don’t get the allowance if you live in one (or more) government houses e.g. No 10, No 11, Chequers, Admiralty Arch…..
Surely there must be a married quarters patch or 2 around London with some space given the shrinkage in the armed forces?
let them have the same conditions as others we employ.