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Watchdog Defends Plan For 11 Percent Pay Rise For British MPs

Prime Minister David Cameron calls the pay rise "inappropriate"

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The body which sets MPs' salaries has confirmed that it plans to give them an 11% pay rise, claiming this will not cost the taxpayer "a penny more" once other changes are taken into account.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) wants to raise salaries by £7,600 to £74,000 in 2015.