Names of suppliers engaged by Jess Phillips

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.

DateExpense TypeShort DescriptionDetailsAmount PaidSupplier
05/10/2015Professional Services (Staff.)Digital consultancyDigital consultancy1666Caroline Badley Communications Ltd
05/10/2015Professional Services (Staff.)recruitment and office systemsrecruitment and office systems5000Penny Holbrook
04/01/2016Professional Services (Staff.)Digital consultancyDigital consultancy and systems for 3 months2499Caroline Badley Communications Ltd
08/03/2016Professional Services (Staff.)Constituency communicationsConstituency communications and Managment of Digital Systems10000Caroline Badley Communications Ltd
10/03/2016Professional Services (Staff.)Yardley District ResearchIndependant research for Yardley District6000Nicola 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.

Ref:
CAS-72636
Disclosure:
March 8, 2017
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied:
None