Staff salary scales


Information about pay scales in the UK Parliament

The 2024-2025 pay scales can be found here:

The IPSA website has a lot of information about pay scales and other matters in the Personnel and Payroll section:

For full details of the rules, please refer to Chapter 7 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs.

In 2021, IPSA introduced a system whereby it automatically applies an annual increase to all members’ staff salaries unless they have been opted out by their employing MP.

IPSA will apply an automatic increase of 6.2% from 1 April 2024 and you can read further details here:  Members may also choose to apply a bigger increase than the 6.2% if they wish, subject to them having sufficient funds to be able to do so.

If your Member opts out from the automatic increase, the onus is on you to ask them for an adjustment.  At present there is no obligation on Members to comply.

However, there is a clear obligation on your Member to review your salary annually.  Here’s what it says in the standard permanent contract:

“Your salary of £……….  per annum will be paid monthly in arrears by IPSA. I will review your pay annually at the end of the financial year. There is no contractual obligation to increase your salary. Payment will also continue during any Dissolution of Parliament. All allowable expenses necessarily incurred by you on my behalf in the performance of parliamentary duties will be reimbursed on production of necessary receipts subject to any applicable guidance issued by IPSA from time to time.”

If you are feeling a little wary of tackling your boss about the annual review, don’t imagine you are alone.  Lots of staff find this a difficult issue to raise.  If you need a little moral support this might be a good time to join a Union: