Brigg MP donates £7,000 pay increase to charity

Brigg MP Andrew Percy EMN-151127-124359001
Brigg MP Andrew Percy EMN-151127-124359001

Brigg MP Andrew Percy has been named as one of just 25 MPs to give their pay rise to charity.

The Conservative MP did not support the 10 per cent increase in pay, which meant salaries increased by a massive 
£7,000.

MPs are now paid an annual salary of £74,000.

The rise was implemented by the government’s independent watchdog – which means it went through automatically.

It is not known which charities have benefited from the cash.

Eleven other Conservative MPs gave their rise to charity.

Back in the summer Mr Percy hit the headlines after it emerged he had been told to repay £332.59 of public 
money.

A parliamentary standards investigation found he had breached the House of Commons code of conduct by using prepaid envelopes for political purposes.

Mr Percy told the standards commissioner he did not intend to breach the 
rules.