Bavaria’s MPs get 6.2 percent more money – Bavaria

Bavaria’s state parliament members will receive 6.2 percent more money from July 1st. The monthly so-called diets will increase from 9215 to 9786 euros. The adjustment is not completely redefined every time, but automatically follows the general income development with a time delay. “Recently, not only consumer prices have risen in Bavaria, but also incomes. Thanks to the legally anchored index solution, this is now also affecting MPs’ diets,” said State Parliament President Ilse Aigner (CSU) on Wednesday in Munich.

The Bavarian Parliament Act stipulates that payments are adjusted on July 1st to reflect the general income development of the previous year – for 2024, the development from the 3rd quarter of 2022 to the 3rd quarter of 2023 is decisive. The benchmark is the index of average gross monthly earnings without special payments in Bavaria, which is calculated by the State Statistical Office. The authority focuses in particular on the development of income in the manufacturing and service sectors.

The so-called flat rate for each member of parliament will rise this year from 3,984 euros to 4,227 euros – that corresponds to an increase of 6.1 percent. This increase is based on the consumer price index for Bavaria, which has also risen due to inflation. Last year, the diets of state parliament members increased by 3.7 percent.

Members of the Bundestag will also receive significantly more money from July 1st, as Bundestag President Bärbel Bas (SPD) announced just a few days ago. The compensation there increases by 6.0 percent from 10,591.70 euros to 11,227.20 euros per month. According to the Members of Parliament Act, the basis is the development of the nominal wage index, which, according to the Federal Statistical Office, has increased by 6.0 percent.

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