Members of Parliament in the UK are set for a bumper 11 percent pay rise. Releasing this news in the same week Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement will be a slap in the face for Brits feeling the financial pinch.
In April 2013 the UK coalition government will introduce the bedroom tax. Ministers are busily selling it to the British public by many means but surely people should begin to question MPs second home allowances?
As part of the British coalition government's austerity measures, welfare reform has taken centre stage. An introduction of a 'bedroom tax', for those in receipt of housing benefit is scheduled for April.