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MPs get a backdated pay rise

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/11/2016

MPs have been given their annual pay rise, 2.49 per cent backdated to July 1.

Prime Minister John Key's salary has increased to $459,730 and his deputy Bill English's to $326,697.

Cabinet ministers now earn $288,900 and ministers outside cabinet, $243,841.

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little now gets $288,900, the same as a cabinet minister.

Backbench MPs are now earning $160,024.

The salary determination was released by the independent Remuneration Authority on Tuesday.

It calculates MPs' pay rises on the quarterly employment survey and public service salary increases.

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