Min­is­ters and MPs to have their in­comes re­duced

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MPs will have their tax breaks with­drawn, while min­is­ters and the heads of public or­ga­ni­za­tions will see their wages re­duced, ac­cord­ing to a law that is to be drafted by the gov­ern­ment. It was de­cided at a meet­ing chaired by Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras yesterday that the ‘po­lit­i­cal sys­tem has to re­spond to public sen­ti­ment,’ gov­ern­ment sources said. MPs are cur­rently only taxed on 75 per­cent of their in­come. Also, the pay­ment they earn from com­mit­tee ap­pear­ances are taxfree. Min­is­ters’ wages will be re­duced by 15 per­cent.

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