Aggregated Annual Expenditure by MP
In addition to publishing data on the individual claims for MPs every two months, we also publish a summary of all these claims once a year. We also include some additional information, such as the salaries of MPs and their connected parties and details of reward and recognition payments made to staff. From 2013-14 onwards, we are also publishing the maximum budgets available to each MP.
The business costs MPs are entitled to claim are separated into different budgets:
• Staffing - Largely payroll costs (including salaries, employers' national insurance contributions and pension contributions), but also pooled staffing services and incidental expenses for volunteers.
• Office Costs - The cost of renting, equipping and running an MP’s office and surgeries
• Start Up - The costs of setting up an office when you first become an MP
• Winding Up - All costs incurred in the two months after someone ceases to be an MP, to help them wind up their office e,g, payroll costs, removing furniture
• Accommodation - The cost of overnight accommodation in either London or the constituency. This can cover hotels, a rented property or utility bills etc on a property the MP owns. Please note, MPs who represent a constituency in the London Area are not entitled to claim from this budget
• Travel & Subsistence - Travel between the constituency and Westminster, travel within the constituency and elsewhere on parliamentary business. Also covers some limited hotel costs for MPs and their staff
You can search for more details about your MP’s business costs, or download a spreadsheet of information about all MPs by using the search tool below:
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Due to the sensitive nature of the information, we don’t publish details of individual claims from the Security or Disability Assistance budgets, just the totals claimed by all MPs each year:
This may be claimed by any MP for necessary additional expenditure incurred in the performance of an MP's parliamentary functions which is reasonably attributable to a disability of an MP, a staff member, a job applicant or constituents visiting the office or surgery.
This may be claimed for additional security measures that are necessary to enable the MP's parliamentary functions to be undertaken and have been recommended by the police.
Debts to IPSA can be incurred by MPs for a number of reasons e.g. the MP accidentally uses their Payment Card for an item which is not allowed under our rules, the MP exceeds their budget for a particular year etc. Whilst we endeavour to recover all this money for the taxpayer, if the debt is less than £500 and we have notified the MP about it more than once without them making repayment, it is not financially worthwhile for IPSA to take further action to recover the money. If this is the case, we 'write off' the debt, absorbing the cost ourselves. Click here for details of the amounts we have written off for each MP.
As a transitional measure from May 2010 to August 2012, MPs who were re-elected in 2010 were allowed to continue claiming the cost of mortgage interest payments, to give them time to make alternative arrangements. Where the value of the property rose during this period, the MP pays us a sum to cover the taxpayer’s share of that increase. As some MPs are on a repayment plan to return this money to us, we update the spreadsheet showing details of this each September. To download this spreadsheet, click here.