here, MPs are having to pay more for their food and drink, hitherto heavily subsidised by us taxpayers. I seem to have developed a bit of a reputation for having a bee in my bonnet about this issue, which I have referred to only several times previously, and I note that their food and drink will still be subsidised, although to a lesser extent. Apparently a salary of £65,738 (+ expenses & benefits) is unsufficient to pay the full price of food and drink, but at least it's a step in the right direction.
Thanks to Tyson for pointing this out; the BBC news item is here.
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