Receipt for claim by Andy Burnham MP for pooled staffing services


Could I ask under a above request for a copy of the invoice on claim number 427390 for £4800


IPSA holds the information that you request.

As you will be aware, we publish details of all claims made by MPs under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’) on our publication website.

Paragraph 1.1 of the Scheme states that all claims for reimbursement under the Scheme must be supported by evidence. Under Chapter Six of the Scheme, Office Costs Expenditure (OCE) is provided to meet the costs of equipping an MP’s office, where the costs are incurred in the exercise of an MP’s parliamentary functions. This includes the cost of ‘pooled staffing services’ (such as the ‘Parliamentary Research Service’). These are services provided to a group of MPs for the purpose of research or other support.

The following information relating to the claim has been published on our publication website.

MP NameExpense CategoryExpense TypeDateAmountClaim status
Andy BurnhamOffice CostsProfessional Services12/05/2015£4800.00Paid

Please click here to view the invoice provided to IPSA by Mr Burnham in support of the claim.

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October 1, 2015
Exemptions Applied:
Section 40