Until 2013, Prime Ministers, former Lord Chancellors and Speakers were entitled to claim half their final salary as a pension from the moment they stood down, regardless of their age and length of service.
The former Commons Speaker, 58, was plunged into a fresh row on Sunday after it emerged that he had decided to take his final salary pension – reportedly worth more than £35,000 a year
Think it would be more than that. The Speaker gets a whacking great salary, doesn’t he?
Ah, yes, like Ministers. There’s a chunk for the post but that’s a top up over the MP salary. The pension for the post is 50% of the top up…..maybe.