Reckoning with the pension can raise politikerløn to 959.000 crowns

Members of Parliament will get a wage increase at 41 percent, if the outline for the new indkomstpakke be adopted. An annual salary of 959.000 crowns plus 17

Reckoning with the pension can raise politikerløn to 959.000 crowns

Members of Parliament will get a wage increase at 41 percent, if the outline for the new indkomstpakke be adopted.

An annual salary of 959.000 crowns plus 17 percent in employer-paid pension.

It can be the reality for members of Parliament, when politicians in the new year to negotiate their own wages.

It writes bbc News.

two months ago heralded a broad majority in the Danish Parliament a showdown with the lucrative pensions and other benefits, which politicians have often been criticised for.

Therefore asked the Socialist group chairman, Flemming Møller Mortensen, to have made calculations on how the salary package should look like, if it were to look like the regular labour market.

DR've got access to the calculations, which are made by the Employee and Kompetencestyrelsen.

They show that politicians ' basic salary should increase by 280.000 dollars - or 41 percent, compared to the current basic salary.

It is true if there need to be compensated for, to a tax-free allowances and the favorable pension disappears.

Both the Left and the social democrats, which together have majority in the Parliament, believes that the changes in politicians ' income should go in zero.

And it keeps the Liberal party gruppenæstformand, Karsten Lauritzen, settled in.

- We have the attitude that we will not detract from the overall terms, we need to be diligent and wise people go into politics. And we're not about to impair the conditions, he says to DR.

Both Flemming Møller Mortensen and The People Sofie Carsten Nielsen also believes that the equation should go in the zero, when one impairs pensions.

Further out on the wings is pointed to the new outline for a politikerløn, however, to overlook.

Politicians set their own salaries. And if you give yourself as big a wage increase, then I will call it greedy, says demokratiordfører for the party, Rosa Lund.

the Danish people's party chairman, Kristian Thulesen Dahl, agrees.

- I like that you can call it greedily. I think that the politicians on the good and evil must be a part of the Danish population, and could relate to the challenges, which the danes live.

- Therefore you have to be careful not to move too far away from the people that you represent, he says to DR.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 21 December 2019, 05:00

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