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Since 9th June 2017*, Members of Parliament have cost the taxpayer...

The figure is updated every 10 seconds. Sources, notes, & caveats can be found below.

Key Facts

Number of MPs


Prime Minister Salary (p.a.)


Cost per Second¹


Cost per Minute


Cost per Hour


Cost per Day


Sources & Notes


All sources used to create the figures are listed below. Figures include inflation (averaged) using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Composite Price Index (CPI) for 2016 - 2017. Figures are provided in good faith and for general reference purposes only.

¹ = As stated, figures are rounded where required. For example, the actual cost per second is £5.266265049784373. Figures provided in the Key Facts section are rounded accordingly. Full data available upon request.

* = MP salary changes took place on the 9th June 2017. Although expenses figures are based on April 2016 - April 2017, we have used this salary change date as a baseline.


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Notes & Caveats

Calculations made using expenses (actual figures), not allowances, for the April 2016 - April 2017 figures. The following must be considered when verifying the data:

  • 52 weeks per year, rather than 52.14.
  • 365 days per year, rather than 365.24
  • Salary data from 9th June 2017, Expenses data from April 2016-April 2017.
  • Whilst Sinn Féin MPs do not take their seats, they do take a salary.
  • Figures include 11% pension contribution.
  • Figures exclude Select Committee Chair bonus pay (listed in sources).
  • Figures include both Disability Assistance and Security Assistance.
  • Figures include the following Expenses: Staffing, Office, Travel, Accommodation, Miscellaneous, and other delcared expenses.
  • Figures exclude subsidised catering costs.
  • Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding.

In Addition

The sources used list specific information to consider:

The House of Commons provides a cash limited sum per year for the provision of postage paid envelopes and House of Commons stationery to all Members; this sum is in addition to any costs that may be reimbursed under the IPSA expenses scheme.


On 24 May 2011 the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) was made responsible for determining MPs' pay and setting the level of any increase in their salary. IPSA is also responsible for the oversight of the MPs' pension scheme. In the Commons, some MPs are paid more because of the special jobs they hold. For example, the Speaker and the Chairs of Committees receive an extra salary. Most MPs who are also ministers in the Government are paid an extra ministerial salary. The MPs' Pension Scheme is part of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (PCPF). Further information about the scheme can be found on the PCPF website.