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

Investigation opened into claims made by JOHNNY MERCER MP

Following receipt of a complaint from a member of the public, the Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today opened an investigation into claims made under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme') by Johnny Mercer MP.

The expenditure under investigation relates to Office Costs Expenditure claimed under the Scheme.

The notice of investigation can be found via this link​

In accordance with the legislation and the procedures for investigation, no further information shall be published until the investigation has been concluded. Upon conclusion of the investigation, a report including details of the case made against the MP, evidence, findings and any sanctions will be published.

Details of the complaints process can be found 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. He is responsible for investigating complaints regarding MPs' business costs and expenses paid to MPs by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ('IPSA').
  2. The Procedures for Investigations of the Compliance Officer for IPSA (Third Edition) can be found on the Compliance Officer’s website via this link.
  3. The MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses can be found on IPSA's website via this link. The rules regarding Office Costs Expenditure can be found at Chapter Six.
  4. IPSA’s Press Office – 020 7811 6492​
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