Monday, 6 September 2010

MPs' beer and food subsidies reduced

As Tyson tells us 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.


  1. That's a massive salary for what is an unskilled position.

  2. I hadn't looked at it that way, but that's a good point.

  3. Philip
    Very good point. Perhaps someone should bring that up next time the government is on about wage restraint?

    Love the benefit picture.


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