The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority today published figures for business costs and expenses incurred by MPs in the 2014-15
Detailed figures for individual MPs are available at http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/
(the cost of renting, equipping and
running a constituency office)
(hotels, rental or associated costs for
Non-London Area MPs)
Travel & Subsistence2
(start-up, winding up, and
As part of IPSA’s on-going commitment to openness and
transparency, in addition to MPs’ overall annual expenditure, we are this year
publishing additional information on:
Total debts written off (£2,105.43 in 2014-15),
listed by MP (26 MPs). These are for amounts less than £500 where it is not
cost-effective for IPSA to pursue recovery of the debts any further. All
MPs have been contacted several times about these outstanding sums.
The job title of every member of staff, listing
whether they are full-time or part-time, and whether they were employed for the
entire year. We will not be publishing their names, unless they are family
members or other parties connected to the MP. During the course of
2014-15, 4,021 staff were employed by MPs. This includes those who were
on short-term contracts.
The names of all landlords, whether of MPs’
constituency office or residential accommodation for those entitled to claim
for this. We publish the first part of the postcode of all offices and
accommodation. Some MPs’ details are not released for security reasons.
IPSA Chief Executive Marcial Boo said:
“As the regulator of the public funds that go to MPs, IPSA
ensures that taxpayers’ money is used transparently, and that MPs are
appropriately resourced to carry out their parliamentary functions. Our
regular publications include every single penny claimed by MPs, so that
taxpayers and voters can see for themselves how their money is spent and gain
assurance that IPSA is scrutinising MPs’ expenditure on their behalf.”
Notes for editors
1. Figures used in the table are actual and have not been
adjusted in any way; they may be subject to revision later in the year.
2. The Travel and Subsistence figure is not final. A
mid-year change of provider for Parliament’s travel office means that IPSA
still needs to reconcile data later in the year, with some revisions likely in
due course. The figure quoted on the website is lower than the figure in
the press release because it only includes data processed at an earlier stage.
3. Also published today is information on MPs’ salary, and a
list of connected parties.
4. Also published today our routine two-monthly publication
of MPs’ costs and expenses for all claims processed in April and May
2015. The data reflect claims processed in that two-month period and
should not be interpreted as a trend or pattern.
For more details contact IPSA Press Office 0207 811 6462.