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12 January 2012: MPs' expenses and costs for August and September 2011

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in August and September 2011. The details added to IPSA’s publication website include 27,000 claims with a value of £3.5m.

We have also published details of 52 claims from 41 MPs which have not been paid or not paid in full.For details, please go to our searchable publication website at


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 July, but the claim submitted and processed in August, it would be released in this cycle of publication but stored under July on the website.

2. This month we have presented repayments differently with a column to make clear where there has been a repayment. 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.


For more information, please contact IPSA's Press Office.