Welcome to IPSA

We are the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, the independent body that regulates and administers the business costs and decides the pay and pensions of the 650 elected MPs and their staff in the UK.

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Discover more about our history, our people and our values, as well as read about our future strategy and corporate plans.

MPs costs and expenses

Find out more about the costs necessary for our MPs to perform their parliamentary functions, and search for your MP’s claims.


Learn about how we regulate and manage MPs’ claims – including the rules in the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses.

How we operate

Learn about our duties and responsibilities, how we appoint people, govern ourselves, and how we are funded.

Freedom of Information Act legislation

Find out how to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and search our archive of previous responses.


Read our latest reports, take part in public consultations, and learn more about our vision for the future.


Get the latest news and articles, read our communications with MPs, and sign-up for our newsletter.

IPSA Blog Spending

Find out why MPs have different budgets and don’t all incur the same costs.

What powers does IPSA have

Learn the powers we use to support MPs and ensure public money is well spent.

Our principles blog

Learn about how transparency, regulation, and independence have shaped our work.