SNP MP’s £7.5k raise for stepson
Ian Blackford has decided to give his stepson a substantial pay rise will raise questions. With laws coming in that will mean MPs can no longer hire family members, people will wonder if he is attempting to line the pockets of his relative while he still can.”
A Labour source said: “It’s important there is full transparency around the employment of relatives. But this pales compared to the £1,500 former investment banker Ian Blackford receives for one day’s work in his second job.”
A date has not yet been set for the ban on new employees who are relatives to be extended to existing employees.
The SNP did not respond to a request for comment.