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An independent office holder whose primary role is to enquire into allegations regarding MPs' claims for business costs and expenses

Review of a determination by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to refuse expense claims to Angus MacNeil MP

The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today published his review of a determination by IPSA to refuse expense claims submitted by Angus MacNeil MP.

The original claims, for overnight accommodation, were rejected by IPSA on the basis that they exceeded the daily limit claimable under the MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme').

The Compliance Officer has concluded that the determination by IPSA to refuse the claim was correct and the portion of the claims exceeding the limit should not be allowed.

A full copy of the review can be found on the 'Completed Reviews' page here (within the 2015-16 folder), or via the link below.

Angus MacNeil – Compliance Officer Statement of Findings

Notes to Editors

  1. The Compliance Officer for IPSA is an independent office holder, established as a separate public authority from IPSA under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.
  2. The Compliance Officers powers to conduct a review of IPSA’s determination to refuse an expense claim by an MP in whole or in part derive from Section 6A of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 (as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010). Guidance on the Review procedures are contained within the Procedures for Investigations of the Compliance Officer for IPSA (Third Edition), which can be found on the Compliance Officer’s website: http://www.parliamentarycompliance.org.uk.
  3. Details of all claims made by MPs for business costs and expenses can be found on IPSA's website: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/.
  4. Accommodation Expenditure may only be claimed in relation to hotel accommodation up to a maximum cost of £150 per night in the London Area, or £120 elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
  5. IPSA’s Press Office – 020 7811 6462
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