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MPs set for PS25k pay rise.

THE annual salaries of MPs could rise from around PS65,000 to PS90,000 - if plans drawn up by an expenses watchdog get the go-ahead.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) suggest basing MPs' salaries on a multiple of national average earnings.

They have recommended revamping the current system, where MPs' pay is voted on by the Commons.

IPSA chairman Sir Ian Kennedy said: "We want a public debate where we hear a broad a range of views."

But TaxPayers' Alliance head Matthew Sinclair said: "Taxpayers won't be impressed by the idea that politicians need even higher pay to compensate them for more realistic pensions."

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