IPSA is an independent body designed to take MPs out of the process of setting their own salaries. It is linked to average rises and not a matter for either MPs or the government, as it is intended to be. While the timing may seem unfortunate, this is a pay rise that will come into effect in April 2021. The alternative to this system is to allow MPs to vote on their own pay which was deemed to be wholly unacceptable. I think that the independent system is much more justifiable.