IPSA launches MPs’ pension consultation

Date published: 19 October 2023

Today IPSA launched a consultation on MPs’ pensions, following two previous consultations in 2021 and 2022 as a result of the McCloud court judgment, which identified age-related discrimination in some other public service schemes.

This consultation proposes a redress payment process that provides a similar outcome for members tax treatment as for members of other public sector pension schemes affected by the McCloud judgment.

Please use our online survey to submit your response.

You can also email consultation@theipsa.org.uk if you prefer.

Please send us your response by Friday 17 November 2023.

Read the full consultation on MPs’ pensions on our website.


For more details contact IPSA's Press Office.

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Notes to Editors

1. IPSA was created in 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act. The Act was amended in 2010 by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act. Together they gave IPSA three main responsibilities:

  • to regulate MPs’ business costs

  • to determine MPs’ pay and pension arrangements

  • to provide financial support to MPs in carrying out their parliamentary functions

2. IPSA is independent of Parliament and the Government. This allows us to make decisions about the rules on business costs and on MPs’ pay ourselves, without interference.

3. The Scheme of MPs' Staffing and Business Costs ('the Scheme') governs what MPs can and cannot claim. We review our rules regularly and consult the public when we do so.

4. Consultations are a key part of IPSA's decision-making. IPSA encourages the general public's involvement in our work through the submission of written responses.