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David Cameron to take £7,000 rise in his pay

By James Tapsfield

David Cameron is to receive the £7,000 pay rise for all MPs despite previously branding the hike "unacceptable".

Downing Street has made clear the Prime Minister will not seek to block the 10% increase to £74,000 proposed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) - and he will personally get the extra money.

It means that, having declared last month that ministerial pay was being frozen for the duration of the parliament, Mr Cameron is in line for an effective 5% bump in his remuneration, while Cabinet ministers' pay will rise by 5.2%.

The news came after Ipsa launched a final review of the plans, declaring it could see no reason to change them.

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