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MPs' pay: Watchdog to back pay rise of more than £6,000

The MPs' expenses watchdog will recommend a pay rise for MPs to £74,000 but will say there should be cuts to other allowances, the BBC has learned.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson says the body will back a rise for after the 2015 election but will recommend a less generous pension scheme.

There could also be cuts to meal allowances and taxi claims.

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