26/02/2016 07:23 GMT | Updated 26/02/2016 07:59 GMT

MPs Handed 1.3% Pay Rise

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London.

MPs' salaries will rise by 1.3% from April to £74,962, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has said.

Politicians are to get the £962 increase from April - just nine months after they received a backdated boost to £74,000.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) said: "This is in line with our determination on MPs' pay, published in July 2015, where we committed to adjusting MPs' pay for the rest of this Parliament at the same rate as changes in public sector earnings published by the Office of National Statistics.

"The ONS index takes account of promotions and bonuses which may explain why the figure is higher than the one per cent wider public sector pay policy."