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The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) was created in 2009 in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal (I did not have to pay any money back and have always used common sense when making any claims for expenses).

IPSA was given the remit and powers to independently regulate MPs’ expenses and allowances. The new rules governing MPs’ expenses were introduced immediately after the 2010 general election. My allowances/expenses since 2010 are detailed below: 

   

2010/11

   
  Allowance 
available
Expenditure Difference  
Staffing  109,548.00 92,116.55 17,431.45 Under allowance
Office costs 10,663.00 5,612.69 5,050.31 Under allowance 
Rent (London) 19,900.00 15,917.75 3,982.25 Under allowance 
Travel Uncapped 4,637.73 N/A Under alllowance 
Total 140,111.00 113,646.99 26,464.01 Under allowance
Excluding uncapped travel allowance Excluding travel 
allowance claimed
Excluding
travel 
allowance 
claimed
Total claimed 118,284.72
Including travel 
allowance claimed



    2011/12    
  Allowance 
available 

Expenditure

Difference 

 
Staffing 115,000.00 115,036.50 -36.50 Over
allowance
(difference
paid) 
Office
costs
21,500.00 8,124.22 13,375.78 Under
allowance
Rent
(London)
19,900.00 19,327.79 572.21 Under
allowance
Travel Uncapped 5,560.20 N/A Under
allowance
Total 156,400.00 142,488.51 13,911.49 Under
allowance
Excluding
uncapped
travel
allowance
Excluding
travel
allowance
claimed
Excluding
travel 
allowance 
claimed
Total
claimed
148,048.71
Including
travel 
allowance 
claimed



    2012/13    
  Allowance 
available 

Expenditure

Difference 

 
Staffing  137,200.00 135,249.32 1,950.68 Under
allowance 
Office
costs 
22,200.00 7,779.20 14,420.80 Under
allowance 
Rent
(London) 
20,000.00 19,999.04 0.96 Under
allowance 
Travel Uncapped 5,761.86 N/A Under
allowance 
Total 179,400.00 163,027.56 16,372.44 Under
allowance
Excluding
uncapped
travel
allowance
Excluding
travel
allowance
claimed
Excluding
travel 
allowance 
claimed
Total
claimed
168,789.42
Including
travel 
allowance 
claimed



    2013/14     
  Allowance 
available 

Expenditure

Difference 

 
Staffing  137,200.00 132,109.87 5,090.13 Under
allowance 
Office
costs
22,750.00 9,841.97 12,908.03 Under
allowance
Rent
(London)
20,100.00 20,099.05 0.95 Under
allowance
Travel Uncapped 5,367.00 N/A Under
allowance
Total 180,050.00 162,050.89 17,999.11 Under
allowance
Excluding
uncapped
travel
allowance
Excluding
travel
allowance
claimed
Excluding
travel
allowance
claimed 
Total
claimed
167,417.89
Including
travel
allowance
claimed


Source: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/Default.aspx
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