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12 July 2012: MPs’ business costs and expenses for February and March 2012

As part of its regular and routine publication of MPs’ costs and expenses, IPSA has today released details of claims processed in February and March 2012. The details added to IPSA’s publication website include 31,000 claims with a value of £3.4m.
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 January, but the claim submitted and processed in February, it would be released in this cycle of publication but stored under January 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.