MPs salaries up 2.5%

The Herald reports:

Members of Parliament have been given a 2.49 per cent pay rise, meaning the Prime Minister receives an extra $11,170 a year and backbench MPs get a $3890 bump.

The Remuneration Authority has released its determination on MPs’ salaries, the second since a change to peg MPs’ salary increases to those in the wider public sector.

The increase takes Prime Minister John Key’s salary to $459,739 while Labour leader Andrew Little and Cabinet Ministers will get $288,900 – up $7020.

Backbench MPs without extra responsibilities will get $160,024, up from $156,136.

I’ve done my normal table showing the new salary for each position, plus the non salary components.


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