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Names of suppliers engaged by Jess Phillips
CAS-72636
Disclosure Date:8 Mar 2017
Categories: MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Consulting the expenses Claim Data available for download from your website, it is somewhat unfortunate that most of the largest payments made through the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley do not indicate who the recipient was (as do the vast majority of other claims).

Please provide information that makes it possible to identify the recipient of the following large payments.

  • 10 Mar 2016 Yardley District Research 6,000.00
  • 8 Mar 2016 Constituency communications 10,000.00
  • 4 Jan 2016 Digital Consultancy 2,499.00
  • 5 Oct 2015 Digital consultancy 1,666.00
  • 5 Oct 2015 recruitment and office systems 5,000.00
  • 10 Mar 2016 Yardley District Research 6,000.00

 

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Staffing Expenditure can be claimed for the cost incurred in the provision of staff to assist with the performance of an MP’s parliamentary function. This includes ‘bought-in services’, or ‘professional services’, which are staffing services provided by companies, self-employed individuals or others not on the payroll[1].

All claims for reimbursement under the Scheme must be supported by evidence. As such, we hold documentation (such as invoices) provided in support of claims made by MPs. We have extracted the name of the supplier for each claim from the relevant invoices, which can be found below.

Date

Expense Type

Short Description

Details

Amount Paid

Supplier

05/10/2015

Professional Services (Staff.)

Digital consultancy

Digital consultancy

1666

Caroline Badley Communications Ltd

05/10/2015

Professional Services (Staff.)

recruitment and office systems

recruitment and office systems

5000

Penny Holbrook

04/01/2016

Professional Services (Staff.)

Digital Consultancy

Digital consultancy and systems for 3 months

2499

Caroline Badley Communications Ltd

08/03/2016

Professional Services (Staff.)

Constituency communications

Constituency communications and Managment of Digital Systems

10000

Caroline Badley Communications Ltd

10/03/2016

Professional Services (Staff.)

Yardley District Research

Independant research for Yardley District

6000

Nicola Toms

 

[1] This does not include ‘connected parties’; no costs may be claimed relating to the purchase or goods services where the MP or a connected party is the provider of the goods or services in question.