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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.

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