Despite cutbacks across the continent, 55,000 EU bureaucrats will receive a 3.3 per cent pay rise backdated to July, giving them a pay packet boost before Christmas.
The pay rise will see Juncker’s annual salary jump to £275,275, twice that of Prime Minister Theresa May, who gets £143,492.
He said: “Another fat pay rise for Juncker and his Eurocrat pals in Brussels. The EU is the opposite of a meritocracy when people get rewarded for failure.
“It’s going down the tubes so quickly that if Britain doesn’t get out soon there’ll be nothing left to leave.
“The rump-EU may struggle on and with a threatened flood of migrants via Turkey it’ll be all prepared for Christmas.”
He said: “The Commission plays no role when it comes to the automatic annual salary updates for EU staff.
“Eurostat (the EU’s statistical body) has established that in the period between 1 July 2015 and 1 July 2016, salaries of national civil servants went up by 1.9 per cent on average.
“At the same time, inflation in Belgium and Luxembourg was 1.4 per cent.
Last year, Brussels civil servants received a 2.4 per cent salary hike just before Christmas, which was also backdated six months.”
It was blasted by Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, who said at the time: “Hard-pressed families facing pay freezes and pay cuts will be furious to hear that they are shelling out for big hikes in deals for Eurocrats in Brussels.
“It’s completely out of step with reality and goes to show that the taxpayer-funded EU gravy train continues to rumble on.”