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MPs can ‘nearly double their salaries’ with subsidies and allowances

parliamentMPs with homes outside Lisbon receive nearly double their salary in subsidies and allowances.

A daily attendance allowance of €69.19 for MPs outside Lisbon who quality if they are in parliament Tuesday to Thursday, a fixed monthly allowance of €376.32 to “contact the electorate” on Mondays, without needing to do so, two round trips per week to their declared home at €0.36 per kilometre are just some of the extra payments that boost MPs’ salaries.