Details of MPs’ staffing numbers

Request

I would like to submit the following Freedom of Information request:

  • Number of staff leavers – who have submitted a staff leaver form. For all MPs, for each year, since 2010.

  • Number of new members of staff enrolled. For all MPs, for each year, since 2010.

  • Amount spent by MPs on recruitment costs. For all MPs, for each year, since 2010.

  • Amount of salary cost transferred to the staff absence budget due to long-term sick leave. For all MPs, for each year, since 2010.


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme of MPs' Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme'), staffing costs may be claimed to meet the cost of staff who support MPs in performing their parliamentary functions. IPSA provides model contracts and job descriptions for all staff employed by MPs, the specific conditions of which (such as pay and annual leave entitlement) can be set by the employing MP, usually within bands specified by IPSA.

Our response to the first three questions can be found in the table below. In relation to your fourth question, this information is already published on our website.

  • In the top, right-hand corner select the financial year you are interested in;

  • Then from the second drop-down menu, download the total spend spreadsheet;

  • The requested information is available in columns O and P.

YearJoinersLeaversRecruitment costs
20101922379
2011758657£16,873.48
2012759609£17,620.07
2013791715£11,775.17
2014690645£13,597.06
20151526964£12,568.31
201610771001£23,253.52
20171609998£19,670.38
20181008956£16,267.18
2019224503£14,267.79

This concludes our response to your request.

Ref:
CAS-147410
Disclosure:
July 31, 2019
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: