1 March 2012: MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses for October and November 2011
As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in October and November 2011. The details added to IPSA’s publication website include 30,000 claims with a value of £3.5m.We have also published details of 26 claims from 21 MPs which have not been paid or not paid in full.
Notes to editor:
1. The data is stored on the publication website by the date on which a cost is incurred. But, as a necessity of frequent publication, we add data to the publication website by the month in which a claim is processed. So, for example, if a cost was incurred in September, but the claim submitted and processed in October, it would be released in this cycle of publication but stored under September on the website.
2. Repayments are made to IPSA by MPs and third parties for a variety of reasons. These include: refunding items for which an MP no longer wishes to claim; refunding payment card transactions for which an MP does not wish to claim; and where an MP has received a rebate or refund from a third party, for example on their business rates or utility bills.