MPs should get medals and bigger payoffs, says report

Exit payments compare poorly with other countries, says cross-party group of MPs

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Wednesday 08 February 2023 07:42 GMT
Related: Keir Starmer says MPs ‘shouldn’t have’ £3,300 pay rise

Outgoing MPs should get medals and more generous redundancy payments in a bid to help them move into other jobs, a cross-party committee has suggested.

Some MPs experienced “financial challenges and hardship” after leaving parliament, with some waiting months for loss-of-office money, the administration committee found.

For MPs defeated at the 2019 election, the average loss-of-office payment was £5,250 – equivalent to just under one month of their £84,000 salary.

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