Government Ministers’ Pension Pots Rocket By £30 Million

23 Jul 2010

It’s quite unbelievable that Con-Dem government Ministers preach pay and pensions restraint while quietly pocketing jaw-dropping pension rises says GMB.

Using information gathered from ‘Freedom of Information’ (FOI) requests and official publications GMB has compiled a list of the Con-Dem government’s ministerial team and the value of their MPs pension hike as a result of becoming a minister. These increases are on top of the MPs pension they have already accrued before becoming a minister.

Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary said, “It’s quite unbelievable that Ministers preach pay and pensions restraint while quietly pocketing jaw-dropping pension rises.  The stench of hypocrisy is overwhelmingGMB members on £6 an hour in the public sector are told they face job losses, pay freezes and pension cuts by government ministers who are taking massive hikes to their own pensions.  It’s a real sickener and the Tory and Lib Dem Ministers should hang their heads in shame.  Obviously ‘we’re all in it together’ doesn’t apply to these fattest of fat cats.”