MPs’ Business Costs for December 2019 – March 2020, and Other Reports Published

Date published: July 9, 2020

As part of its routine publication of MPs’ business costs, IPSA has today released details of all claims, paid, repaid and unpaid, processed in the four-month period from December 2019 to March 2020.

Visit our MPs' staffing and business costs page for details of all claims, including those published today.

IPSA regularly looks at various aspects of its work. A new report published today sets out the findings of IPSA’s review into Scheme changes made in 2017. This report, and previous assurance reports, can be found here.

Every year IPSA surveys MPs and their staff for their views on the quality of service from IPSA. We also ask MPs and their staff about their experiences at General Elections. This year’s survey, and those from previous years, can be found here.

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Notes to Editors:

  1. IPSA was created in 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act. The Act was amended in 2010 by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act. Together they gave IPSA three main responsibilities:

    • To regulate MPs’ business costs and expenses

    • To determine MPs’ pay and pension arrangements

    • To provide financial support to MPs in carrying out their parliamentary functions.

  2. IPSA is independent of Parliament and the Government. This allows us to take decisions about the rules on business costs and expenses and on MPs’ pay ourselves, without interference.

  3. The Scheme of MPs' Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme') governs what MPs can and cannot claim for. We review our rules regularly and consult the public when we do so.

  4. Every two months we publish around 25,000 claims for costs and expenses by MPs and their staff. Once a year we publish aggregate data for MPs’ spending and other aspects of their activity.