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

Annual Report of the Compliance Officer for IPSA 2015-16

The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today published his annual report for the financial year 2015-16.

The report, which is located as a separate report at Part V of IPSA’s Annual Report and Accounts, can be found on IPSA’s website via this link, and provides information on the work of the Compliance Officer over the 2015-16 financial year. Previous years' reports can also be found on IPSA's website via this link.

During the year, the Compliance Officer handled 34 complaints, of which three resulted in formal investigations, and conducted 11 reviews into determinations by IPSA not to pay claims to nine MP.

Further information on complaints handled each financial year can be found on this website via this link.


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 Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended, states: “As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the Commissioner must prepare and the Speaker must lay before each House of Parliament a report about the performance of the Commissioner's functions during that financial year”.
  3. Details of all investigations undertaken by the Compliance Officer are published on the website at the following address:
  4. IPSA’s Press Office – 020 7811 6462
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