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Boris Johnson slams peers over inflation-busting 3.1 per cent pay rise

Added 02-12-20 03:36:03pm EST - “Boris Johnson said he found the hike in allowances for peers, which is being lined up for April, 'odd' after he was asked about it in the Commons.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Boris Johnson slams peers over inflation-busting 3.1 per cent pay rise”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson today slammed peers over a 3.1 per cent pay rise that is set to take their tax-free daily rate to £323.

The Prime Minister said he found the hike, which is being lined up for April, 'odd' after he was asked about it in the Commons.

Mr Johnson took the unusual step of wading into the row after MailOnline revealed that Lords are about to increase their per diem allowance from the current level of £313. 

However, critics pointed out that politicians in the Commons have salaries, and an independent regulator has decided to tie their settlement to average weekly earnings in the public sector. 

A standard year can see 150 sitting days in the Lords, meaning that peers could now pocket nearly £50,000 without paying any tax or national insurance. 

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