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

Details of complaints handled

Details of complaints handled each financial year can be found on this page, and are updated every quarter. You can find out more about the complaints process here.

Where the complaint proceeds to an investigation, the MP's name and details of the complaint are published at the outset of the investigation on this page.

Select a financial year below to view details of complaints handled during that year. 

 
Complaints handled in 2012-13

 

Reference Complainant MP Details of the complaint Outcome Reason
CO2012-A006 Public MP 1 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours and that the constituency office was used for party activity Closed prior to an investigation Staff member conducted political activity outside of contracted hours. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A007 Public MP 2 Complained that an advert for a volunteer position was in breach of IPSA's rules Closed prior to an investigation No claims had been made by the MP for either the advert or the volunteer
CO2012-A008 MP Staff MP 3 Complained that the MP claimed for bought-in staff services rather than employing staff through IPSA Closed prior to an investigation Such arrangements are permitted under the Scheme
CO2012-A009 Public MP 4 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A010 IPSA MP 5 Claims for mobile phone costs were paid to private company rather than direct to the MP Closed prior to an investigation The MP owned the company prior to becoming an MP and had a business phone contract which allowed him to reduce the cost of his claims. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A010a Public MP 6 Alleged that claims for Ministerial expenses were ineligible Closed prior to an investigation Ministerial expenses are not paid by IPSA
CO2012-A011 Public MP 7 Allegations relating to the MPs' Code of Conduct and ineligible claims for travel and hotels Closed prior to an investigation MPs' Code of Conduct is outside the remit of the Compliance Officer. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A012 Public MP 8 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A013 MP Staff MP 9 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours and constituency office used for party activity Closed prior to an investigation MP was able to provide necessary evidence demonstrating clear distinction between parliamentary and political activities
CO2012-A014 Public MP 10 Complained that MPs should not claim for business class flights Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A015 Public MP 11 Alleged that the MP's claims for travel were ineligible and breaches of the MP's Code of Conduct Closed prior to an investigation MPs' Code of Conduct is outside the remit of the Compliance Officer. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A016 Public MP 12 Complained that the MP continued to claim for mortgage interest after 2010, shouldn't have claimed for mileage and had previously claimed for first-class rail travel Closed prior to an investigation All claims referred to in the complaint were within the rules of the Scheme
CO2012-A017 Journalist MP 13 Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London  Closed prior to an investigation The arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A018 Journalist MP 14 Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London  Closed prior to an investigation The arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A019 Journalist MP 15 Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London  Closed prior to an investigation The arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A020 Journalist MP 16 Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London  Closed prior to an investigation The arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach
CO2012-A021 IPSA Nadine Dorries Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at accommodation Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this link. Breach of the Scheme
CO2012-A021 MP
CO2012-A022 IPSA Bob Blackman Unusually high claims for mileage Closed prior to an investigation No clear evidence of a Scheme breach. MP provided with guidance and assistance from IPSA to improve claim information.
CO2012-A023 Public MP 20 Alleged that claims for mileage were incorrect and that the registration of dependants was invalid Closed prior to an investigation All claims referred to in the complaint were within the rules of the Scheme
CO2012-A024 Public MP 21 Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Fine distinction between parliamentary communication and political campaigning and it was judged, on balance, that the adverts did not constitute party-political messaging
CO2012-A025 Public MP 22 Alleged that the MP was claiming the cost of a rented property when he owned a property in the area Closed prior to an investigation Such arrangements are not prohibited under the Scheme
CO2012-A026 Public MP 23 Alleged that the MP duplicated a claim for rental accommodation  Closed prior to an investigation Duplicate payment to the landlord was made in error by IPSA and was not the fault of the MP
CO2012-A027 Public MP 24 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA

 

 
Complaints handled in 2013-14

 

Reference Complainant MP Details of the complaint Outcome Reason
CO2012-A028   MP 1 Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1314-001 Journalist MP 2 Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident
C1314-002 Journalist MP 3 Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident
C1314-003 Journalist MP 4 Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident
C1314-004 Journalist MP 5 Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident
C1314-005 Journalist MP 6 Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident
C1314-006 Member of the Public MP 7 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Unclear whether the stationery used was claimed from IPSA or provided to the MP by the House of Commons. The content of the letters itself was not overtly political.
C1314-007 MP Staff MP 8 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Staff members took leave or time off in leiu to undertake non-parliamentary work
C1314-008 Member of the Public MP 9 Alleged that the MP's constituency office premises were being utilised for party-political activity Closed prior to an investigation Minimal evidence was found to support the allegations made in the complaint but the MP was provided with support to ensure full compliance with the Scheme
C1314-009 MP Staff MP 10 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Assessment suspended due to related on-going criminal proceedings relating to the complainant
C1314-010 Member of the Public MP 11 Alleged that a claim for a stall at a local fair constituted campaigning Closed prior to an investigation Claim was in support of parliamentary functions and was not political campaigning
C1314-011 Member of the Public MP 12 Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Content was parliamentary in nature and therefore within the terms of the Scheme
C1314-012 Political campaigner MP 13 Complained that the MP shouldn't claim for a taxi Closed prior to an investigation Claims for taxis are valid under the Scheme (within certain conditions). These conditions were met and the cost was therefore allowed
C1314-013 Member of the Public MP 14 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Staff member undertook non-parliamentary work outside contracted hours
C1314-014 Member of the Public MP 15 Complained about irregularities regarding office leases held by IPSA and the share of costs being claimed by the MP Closed prior to an investigation MP was able to provide documentation in support of the share of costs claimed
C1314-014a Compliance Officer MP 16
C1314-015 Member of the Public MP 17 Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident
C1314-016 Member of the Public MP 18 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1314-017 IPSA MP 19 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation MP provided sufficient evidence that the staff member was not undertaking non-parliamentary work during his contracted hours
C1314-018 Member of the Public MP 20 Alleged that MPs who share a property were both claiming for the property Closed prior to an investigation Information provided by IPSA showed each MP only claimed 50% of the costs, in line with the Scheme
C1314-019 Member of the Public MP 21 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1314-020 Member of the Public MP 22 Complained that MP shouldn't share constituency office with local party Closed prior to an investigation Allegation is not, of itself, a breach of the Scheme. Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1314-021 Member of the Public MP 23 Alleged that website and report circulated by the MP possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Website costs not claimed from IPSA. Report was unequivocally parliamentary in nature and therefore within the terms of the Scheme
 
Complaints handled in 2014-15

 

Reference Complainant MP Details of the complaint Outcome Reason
C1415-001 Member of the Public MP 1 Alleged that a party-political campaigner was working for the MP Closed prior to an investigation Individual in question was not paid through IPSA, and complaint therefore fell outside Compliance Officer's remit
C1415-002 Member of the Public All MPs in Norfolk Complained about a general increase in expenses claimed Closed prior to an investigation The complaint was that MPs were claiming more than they had the year before, which is not a breach of the Scheme
C1415-003 Member of the Public MP 3 Alleged that staff employed by MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-004 Councillor MP 4 Complained that MP shouldn't be claiming mortgage interest subsidy Closed prior to an investigation Following the establishment of IPSA in 2010, MPs were prohibited from claiming mortgage interest costs. Transitional measures were put in place for a number of MPs until 2012 and the MP's arrangement fell within these measures.
C1415-005 Member of the Public MP 5 Alleged that staff employed by MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-006 Member of the Public MP 6 Complained that a letter sent by the MP to constituents was unsolicited Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-007 Councillor MP 7 Alleged that staff employed by MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours and constituency office used for party activity Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-008 Member of the Public MP 8 Alleged that a claim for a taxi journey  was outside Scheme rules Closed prior to an investigation Claim was a legitimate error by a member of staff and was repaid in full by the MP
C1415-009 Member of the Public MP 9 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-010 IPSA Bob Blackman Unusually high claims for mileage Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this link. Breach of the Scheme
C1415-011 IPSA MP 11 Questioned the eligibility of claims for staff travel, alleged that possible duplicate claims for travel and hotel accommodation had been made Closed prior to an investigation Staff travel claims were suitably supported by evidence obtained through initial enquiries. The MP provided a valid explanation for why two separate hotels were claimed inadvertently for the same night and were repaid.
C1415-012 MSP MP 12 Alleged that letter sent by MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-013 Member of the Public MP 13 Complained that the MP's attendance at Bilderberg meetings constituted a Scheme breach Closed prior to an investigation Related to events prior to the establishment of IPSA in 2010 and therefore outside the remit of the Compliance Officer
C1415-014 Member of the Public MP 14 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-015 Journalist MP 15 Alleged that claims for advertising by the MP constituted party-political campaigning Closed prior to an investigation Advertising is permitted where it spreads awareness of an MP’s parliamentary functions - spreading awareness among constituents of the methods by which they can contact their local MP. It was judged, on balance, that the adverts did not constitute campaign expenditure.
C1415-016 Member of the Public MP 16 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-017 Member of the Public MP 17 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-018 Member of the Public MP 18 Complained that the MP's claims for toner ink were too expensive and could be found cheaper online and that the MP claims first class travel Closed prior to an investigation Neither of the complainants complaints were breaches of the Scheme. Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-019 Member of the Public MP 19 Alleged that the MP's constituency office contained party-political material, that the MP had made ineligible claims for hotels, and that the MP was paid London Area Living Payment (LALP) Closed prior to an investigation Constituency office costs were not claimed through IPSA, hotel claims were within the Scheme, MP is eligible for LALP
C1415-020 Member of the Public MP 20 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-021 PPC MP 21 Alleged that office equipment was being used by the MP's local party Closed prior to an investigation MP repays the annual fee to IPSA for use of office equipment by the local party, and there is therefore no breach of the Scheme.
C1415-022 Member of the Public MP 22 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-023 Member of the Public MP 23 Alleged that two posts on the MPs' website contain party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation MP removed posts in question from the website
C1415-024 MP Staff MP 24 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-025 IPSA MP 25 Staffing costs The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-026 Member of the Public MP 26 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-027 Compliance Officer MP 27 Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation MP had two websites. The website claimed under IPSA's Scheme did not contain party-political messaging
C1415-028 Compliance Officer MP 28 Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation MP opted to repay £9 domain charge to IPSA
C1415-029 Compliance Officer MP 29 Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation MP removed small amount of party-political content
C1415-030 IPSA MP 30 Staffing costs The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-031 Member of the Public MP 31 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Assessment suspended Assessment suspended due to the General Election, following which the MP did not return.
C1415-032 MP MP 32 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-033 Compliance Officer MP 33 Alleged that the MP's website contained a post soliciting donations Closed prior to an investigation Post in question was removed from the website
C1415-034 Member of the Public MP 34 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA
C1415-035 Member of the Public MP 35 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Letter was parliamentary in nature (rather than political) and there was not therefore any Scheme breach
C1415-036 Member of the Public MP 36 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Staff member was employed on a part-time basis and undertook political work outside of her contracted hours
C1415-037 Member of the Public MP 37 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-038 Member of the Public MP 38 Alleged that a staff member was not fulfilling working hours Closed prior to an investigation No evidence found to support the allegation
C1415-039 PPC MP 39 Alleged that family business registered at accommodation address claimed by MP under the Scheme Closed prior to an investigation Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach
C1415-040 Member of the Public MP 40 Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation Letter was parliamentary in nature (rather than political) and there was not therefore any Scheme breach

 

 
Complaints handled in 2015-16

 

Reference Complainant MP Details of the complaint Outcome Reason
C1516-001 PPC MP 1 Alleged that two posts on the MPs' website contain party-political messaging Closed prior to an investigation MP removed the post in question from the website
C1516-002 Member of the public MP 2 Complained that the MP's constituency office was being used for campaigning Closed prior to an investigation The MP had already informed IPSA of his intentions regarding the use of the office and remitted the appropriate portion of costs incurred to IPSA.
C1516-003 IPSA MP 3 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation No evidence of a Scheme breach
C1516-004 IPSA MP 4 Staffing costs Closed prior to an investigation The complaint did not relate to a payment made by IPSA under the Scheme and was therefore outside the remit of the Compliance Officer
C1516-005 IPSA MP 5 Staffing costs Closed prior to an investigation The complaint did not relate to a payment made by IPSA under the Scheme and was therefore outside the remit of the Compliance Officer
C1516-006 IPSA MP 6 MP did not provide sufficient information for a claim for capital expenditure during the period in which further restrictions were in place Closed prior to an investigation Sufficient information provided by the MP
C1516-007 Member of the public MP 7 Complained that the MP had claimed mileage for a journey outside the Scheme rules Closed prior to an investigation No evidence of a Scheme breach
C1516-008 Member of the public MP 8 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation The MP had already informed IPSA of his staff member's intention to take unpaid leave to conduct non-parliamentary work
COM-1026 Member of the public MP 9 Complained the the MP was in breach of the Code of Conduct Closed prior to an investigation The Compliance Officer is not responsible for the Code of Conduct and the complainant was advised to contact the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
COM-1029 Member of the public MP 10 Alleged that MP claimed twice for hotel accommodation Closed prior to an investigation MP was charged twice in error by the hotel. The hotel had already refunded the duplicate amount in full to IPSA.
COM-1031 Member of the public MP 11 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation The MP had already informed IPSA of his staff member's intention to take unpaid leave to conduct non-parliamentary work
COM-1037 Member of the public MP 12 Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Staff members in question were not employed by the MP at the time in question; no evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1041 IPSA MP 13 Referred on the basis that the MP's claims for travel costs required further consideration Closed prior to an investigation MP was able to provide valid reasons and supporting evidence for mileage claimed
COM-1042 IPSA Jim Shannon Referred on the basis that the MP's claims for travel costs required further consideration Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this link. Breach of the Scheme
COM-1045 Member of the public MP 15 Complained that the MP's staff were paid for overtime Closed prior to an investigation Complaint is not, in itself, a Scheme breach. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1047 Member of the public MP 16 Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature Closed prior to an investigation Sign in question removed by the MP
COM-1048 Member of the public MP 17 Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature Closed prior to an investigation Sign in question removed by the MP
COM-1057 Member of the public MPs employing connected parties Complained that MPs' connected parties were being paid salaries outside of IPSA's salary bands Closed prior to an investigation No connected parties were being paid salaries outside of IPSA's rules
COM-1062 IPSA MP 18 MP did not provide sufficient information to IPSA in support of expenditure when requested Closed prior to an investigation Sufficient information provided by the MP to the Compliance Officer
COM-1065 Member of the public Phil Boswell Complained that videos posted on the MP's YouTube channel, the production costs for which were claimed from IPSA, were party-political in nature Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this link. Breach of the Scheme
COM-1066 Member of the public Simon Danczuk Complained that the MP had registered dependant children with IPSA on the basis that they were 'routinely resident' (entitling him to a budget uplift for each dependant), when the MP had not seen the dependants in years Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this link. Breach of the Scheme
COM-1073 Member of the public MP 21 Complained than a mailing sent by the MP to constituents was biased in favour of a local issue Closed prior to an investigation Complaint is not, in itself, a Scheme breach. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1080 IPSA MP 22 MP did not provide sufficient information to IPSA in support of expenditure when requested Closed prior to an investigation Sufficient information provided by the MP
COM-1084 Member of the public MP 23 Complained that the MP's constituency office was being utilised for party-political purposes Closed prior to an investigation Party campaigner utilises a separate part of the same building under a separate lease. No costs claimed by the MP are shared. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
 
Complaints handled in 2016-17

 

Reference Complainant MP Details of the complaint Outcome Reason
COM-1100 Member of the public MP 1 Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Staff members in question took annual leave to undertake party political activities.
COM-1104 Member of the public MP 2 Complained that the MP had registered a personal business at the constituency office address Closed prior to an investigation Complaint is not, in itself, a Scheme breach. No evidence that costs were claimed relating to the registration of the business at the constituency office, which served as a destination for correspondence. MP was advised to ensure distinction between personal and parliamentary activity to avoid any future suggestion of impropriety.
COM-1109 MP Staff MP 3 Complained about the content of an election leaflet distributed by the MP Closed prior to an investigation No costs relating to the leaflet were claimed by the MP from IPSA.
COM-1110 Member of the public MP 4 Complained that an imprint on an election leaflet included the MP's constituency office address, and that the office was therefore being utilised for party-political purposes Closed prior to an investigation MP shares the office with the local party association under a shared costs agreement previously agreed with IPSA. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1112 Member of the public MP 5 Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Staff members in question took annual leave to undertake party political activities.
COM-1118 IPSA MP 6 Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours Assessment suspended
COM-1119 Member of the public MP 7 Complained that the MP had claimed Staffing Expenditure for non-parliamentary work Closed prior to an investigation Costs claimed by MP were judged to be of a parliamentary nature and were therefore permissible under the Scheme
COM-1120 Member of the public MP 8 Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature Closed prior to an investigation Sign in question was affixed to a premises separate to the one rented by the MP and there was therefore no Scheme breach
COM-1122 IPSA MP 9 Referred on the basis that the MP's staff may have been engaged in campaigning during their contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation No evidence available to support the allegation and no Scheme breach could therefore be found.
​​COM-1124 Member of the public ​​MP 10 Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation Political activity took place outside of contracted hours
COM-1131 Member of the public Simon Danczuk Complained that the MP had claimed for an air journey to return from a personal holiday to be sworn in as an MP which is ineligible under the Scheme Formal investigation not opened. Further details of the complaint and outcome can be found here. Breach of the Scheme
COM-1132 Member of the public MP 12 Complained that the MP's connected party was not fulfilling their contracted hours Closed prior to an investigation​​ No evidence to support the complaint
COM-1136 Member of the public MP 13 Complained that travel claims claimed by the MP are ineligible under the Scheme Closed prior to an investigation No evidence to support the complaint
COM-1142 Member of the public​​​ MP 14 Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours Assessment ongoing
COM-1145 Journalist​​ MP 13 Complained that the MP had claimed mileage costs for a journey in the UK whilst abroad Closed prior to an investigation Dates of travel entered in error
COM-1144 Member of the public​​ MP 15 Complained that the MP had claimed for a rail and car journey on the same day Closed prior to an investigation Rail journey was cancelled and refunded
COM-1148 Member of the public​​ MP 16 ​​Complained that the MP had claimed mileage costs for a journey in the UK whilst abroad Assessment suspended
COM-1155 Journalist MP 17 Complained that a number of claims made by the MP for Office Costs were ineligible Closed prior to an investigation No evidence to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1158 Member of the public​​ MP 18 Complained that the MP claimed for a rail journey for a non-parliamentary purpose ​​Closed prior to an investigation Claim was eligible under the Scheme

 

 

Last updated: January 2017

Next update: April 2017

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