Ipsa chairman Sir Ian Kennedy defends MP pay rise plan
11 July 2013 Last updated at 12:14 BST
MPs' pay should be increased to £74,000 a year from 2015, the Commons expenses watchdog has said.
But the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) also recommends cuts to perks such as meal allowances and taxis and a less generous pension scheme.
Ipsa chairman Sir Ian Kennedy told BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire why he felt the time was right for an overhaul of MPs' pay.