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Live: Ipsa chairman Sir Ian Kennedy on MP pay rise

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) chairman Sir Ian Kennedy talks to BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire about a pay rise for MPs.

The MPs' expenses watchdog is to recommend a salary increase for MPs to £74,000 but will say there should be cuts to other allowances, the BBC has learned.

Leading politicians have already spoken out against a pay rise for MPs, at a time when there is a pay freeze elsewhere in the public sector. David Cameron has said such a rise would be "unthinkable" and Nick Clegg said he would not take one.

But Sir Ian Kennedy has warned them not to interfere, as putting off difficult decisions was what lay behind the 2009 expenses crisis.

  • 11 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK