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Cost of travel incurred by IPSA's staff
CAS-21824
Disclosure Date:29 Jul 2015
Categories: IPSA - FINANCIAL IPSA - STAFF
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Under a FOI request, how much has been paid by yourselves annually in 2013,2014 & 2015 to date to cover the expense of travel to/from meetings/events for your staff or others?

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

IPSA’s policy regarding expenses incurred actually and necessarily (by IPSA staff) during the course of business can be found on our website at the following link: http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/transparency/Corporate%20Codes/Staff%20Expenses%20Policy.pdf

The expenses code relating to IPSA’s Board members can be found at the following address:

http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/transparency/IPSA%20facts%20and%20figures/Expenses%20for%20IPSA%20Board%20and%20senior%20staff%20(including%20grade%20F%20and%20above)/Board%20Expenses%20Claims%20Code.pdf.

Details of all expenses claimed by Board members and senior members of staff are published on our website and can be found via this link.

Please find below, at Annex A, the annual amounts paid to cover the cost incurred by IPSA on travel to and from meetings for staff and others, for the financial years requested.

Under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, IPSA is required to remunerate lay members of the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (SCIPSA) for expenses incurred in the exercise of their function. As such, travel and subsistence costs incurred by SCIPSA lay members are also included within the figures.

Further, prior to the General Election, IPSA carried out roadshows across the country, in partnership with the House of Commons, to help MPs and their staff members appropriately prepare for the dissolution of Parliament and the subsequent election. The cost of staff travel to and from these events are included in the figures at Annex A.

Annex A

Financial year

Amount (£)

2013-14

5,024.34

2014-15

14,301.28

2015-16 (to July 2015)

4,870.73