Standards & Privileges Committee
Response To The IPSA Consultation: Review Of The MPs' Scheme Of Business Costs And Expenses
HC 998, Ninth Report of Session 2013-14 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes
- House of Commons - Committee on Standards
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report 'Response To The IPSA Consultation: Review Of The MPs' Scheme Of Business Costs And Expenses (HC 998)' considers the 'Review of the MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses' (see below).
Many of the proposals merely propose technical changes and the Committee has no difficulty in supporting these.
Technical changes include:
Adding a reference to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to the definition of Members' caring responsibilities;
Increasing the flexibility in the budgets that can be used for claims relating to staff training and employment practice liability insurance;
Clarifying the rules that overnight hotel claims made by Members' staff should relate directly to a claimable journey; and
Allowing Members standing down at an election to claim an additional return journey to Westminster. IPSA should consider whether in future such minor changes would require full consultation.
There are some proposals where more work and development is needed, and there are others where concerns are more grave.
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