Rachel said:

“As you know, I said weeks ago it would be insensitive for MPs to receive a pay rise during a pandemic which has hit our economy hard, when businesses have closed, when jobs have been lost and when tough decisions have been made on public sector pay.

“I did all I could to put pressure on IPSA to stop them from giving MPs this pay rise, even calling on the Government to consider all options to block the proposed increase.

“I’m therefore delighted that IPSA have made the right decision not to increase MPs pay next year. It should never have been considered in the first place, but the right outcome has been reached. I’m glad IPSA have listened.”