Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay as David Cameron insists that “we will all play our part” in balancing the books.
The move will save £4 million by 2020 and the Prime Minister said it sent a clear signal that he was intent on showing that his “all in this together” approach continued.
The Prime Minister’s announcement means that the pay set by the government will not have risen for a decade by 2020.
Cabinet ministers in the Commons currently receive a salary of £134,565, including their pay as MPs. The Prime Minister is paid a total of £142,500.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has recommended a hike in MPs’ pay from £67,060 to £74,000 but the Government has made clear that the scale of the increase is “not right” and should be reconsidered.