MPs employing staff on casual contracts

Request

As of today's date how many MPs have employed staff of casual contracts ?

Additionally to the above could you provide the name of the MP and the number of staff issued a casual contract?


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

We have interpreted your request as the names of MPs who have employed staff on casual contract since the 2015 General Election.

Members of Parliament may employ individuals on casual contracts, whereby the staff member is paid an hourly rate rather than an annual salary. You can view a sample casual contract on our website at the following address:

http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/IPSAMPs/HR%20Payroll%20and%20Interns%20libruary/A%20-%20Employing%20Staff/1.%20Contracts/Sample%20MP%20staff%20contract%20-%20casual.pdf

MPs may choose to specify within individual contracts a minimum number of hours staff members are expected to work.

Individuals employed on casual contracts may include any short-term staff taken on – for example, to provide paternity, maternity or sickness cover – part-time as well as full-time staff and apprentices and interns whose employment conditions have fulfilled the conditions set out in paragraphs 7.8 and 7.9 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’). As such, some individuals may have only been in the MP’s employment for a very short period.

Please find at Annex A the information you have requested. Please note, at the time of responding some of the individuals registered with IPSA have left; the figures do not therefore indicate the number of individuals currently active on casual contracts.

Annex A

MP NameCasual contracts registered with IPSA since 7 May 2015
Graham Brady2
Karen Bradley1
Therese Coffey1
Mark Menzies1
Daniel Zeichner1

Ref:
CAS-19109
Disclosure:
June 30, 2015
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied:
None