Members' Pay, Pensions and Allowances

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Members of Parliament have not always been paid. It was only in 1911 that they first received a regular salary, although some form of Payment can be traced back to the 13th Century. With effect from 1 April 2009, the current salary for an MP is £64,766.

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Guidance for MPs

The Green Book: A guide to Members' Allowances (PDF PDF 1.1 MB)

Revised Green Book and audit of Members' Allowances (PDF PDF 294 KB) [Members Estimate Committee, First Report of Session 2008-09, HC 142]

The Communications Allowance and the use of House stationery (PDF PDF 2.36 MB) [Issued by the Department of Finance and Administration and the Serjeant at Arms Department]