Information about pay scales in the UK Parliament
Updated 13 March 2019
The 2018-2019 payscales can be found here: http://www.theipsa.org.uk/media/184768/annual-salary-ranges-2018-19.pdf
The 2019-2020 payscales can be found here: http://www.theipsa.org.uk/media/185331/annual-salary-ranges-2019-20.pdf
The IPSA website has a lot of information about pay scales and other matters in the Guidance section.
For full details of the rules, please refer to Chapter 7 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses, and Section 10 of the Guidance – available at http://www.theipsa.org.uk/publications/scheme-of-mps-business-costs-expenses/.
Earnings-related increases are still not awarded automatically; if your Member doesn’t make arrangements to increase your pay in line with the new scales, the onus is on you to ask him/her 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 the Union; see the TGWU parliamentary branch page here.