MP Andrew Stephenson has said the public would be "outraged" by the decision (Image: GETTY)
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) confirmed yesterday MPs would receive a 2.7 percent annual salary increase, almost double the inflation rate, taking their salaries from £77,379 to £79,468. But the news has prompted anger, with Leave Means Leave con-chairman John Longworth among those suggestion they should forgo the pay boost until Brexit had been sorted out. After reforms in 2010 to the way MPs’ pay is calculated, the rise became automatic and was not subject to a vote in the House of Commons but instead by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), an independent body outside of Parliament jurisdiction.
The public will be quite rightly outraged by this as it's unjustified
Conservative MP for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson
The £2,089 a year increase will be come into force on April 1, and is well above the current inflation rate of 1.8 percent.
Conservative MP for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson told the Lancashire Telegraph the public would angered by the increase, especially given Parliament’s failure to agree a Brexit deal.
He said: "The public will be quite rightly outraged by this as it's unjustified.
“When we were first given a pay rise I committed to