As the year draws to a cold, winter close, many ordinary people in Britain will be unable to afford to keep their homes warm.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is set to confirm its proposal of an 11 percent pay rise for Members of Parliament. After the 2015 election, a basic salary of £66,396 will go up to £74,000.
Whilst the British public has faced five years of economic stagnation, struggling wage increases and harsh cuts in public spending, this significant pay rise for Britain’s politicians is exceptional.
The watchdog was created in 2009 in the aftermath of the MPs’ expenses scandal and its decisions are binding. Therefore, the problem is that there is no manner by which IPSA can be challenged.
The British public is still unable to live properly on its income. The politicians, however, are getting an eleven percent pay rise.