March 13th, 2014

MPs Claim £73,278 Expenses Per Day

20140313-151617.jpg New numbers released by IPSA today reveal that in October and November 2013 MPs made 33,000 expenses claims with a value of £4.47 million. That’s 541 claims a day for 61 days. An average of £135 per claim, £73,278 a day, or £26,746,000 a year. You’re welcome…

H/T @tonygolfer61

144 Comments

  1. 1
    I'm paid by the EU and CCHQ to smear UKIP says:

    It’s an interesting story, and I might have missed it, but I can’t see the obvious UKIP smear ?

  2. 2
    aurora borealis says:

    That’s an awful lot of chocolate bars and glasses of wine isn’t it?!

  3. 3
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Best MPs EU money can buy.

  4. 4
    Danielle Stevens says:

    Pigs

  5. 5
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Oink oink oink nom nom nom.

  6. 6
    was it something I said? says:

    I seem to recall there’s a team of about twenty (maybe more) administering all these expenses. Which is a scandal in itself.

    They’re submitting 50 claims a year. They should only be allowed to submit once a month which would cut the paperwork by 75% and so they could fire 75% of those fucking ipsa people for starters.

  7. 7
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Where are the budget leaks we usually get in the run-up to budget day?

  8. 8
    Guido says:

    Simple

    1. The HoC is a corrupt establishment

    2. If UKIP win a seat at the next GE then they will be corrupt.

  9. 9
    Auntie Beeb is a lying slag says:

    “Toffee nosed public schoolboys from the Tory party claimed all the expenses”

  10. 10
    Diane Abbot says:

    Just how many late night breakfasts can any one establishment claim?

  11. 11
    May Contain cNuts says:

    I refer you all to the “Tory handbook of Aphorisms, Maxims and Wisdom”:
    ” Don’t do as I do, do as I say”-you will find this listed directly under “Me, me, and if there is anything left, me again”

  12. 12
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    At £35k per prisoner per year, it’s still cheaper than incarcerating them all.

  13. 13
    Twampersand mk III says:

    They shouldn’t be allowed to claim for anything except budget class transport.

    I was not allowed to offset the expense of coffee, tea and biscuits that I provided for staff and customers at a small business I ran a few years ago. Why should the taxpayer provide these parasites with 400 quids worth of food, which is also heavily subsidised?

  14. 14
    IPSA says:

    Guido you are being unfair.

    There were a lot of one time costs in those expenses, so not representative of the year.

    Things like Christmas presents for the wife and children don’t happen every month for a start.

  15. 15
    Twampersand mk III says:

    9mm parabellums cost less than 10 pence each.

  16. 16
    Talking Nonce Sense says:

    Good riddance.

    A man snared by an internet “p*edophile hunter” killed himself days after police had questioned him, an inquest has heard.

    Michael Parkes, 45, was confronted and filmed in May last year by Stinson Hunter, who had arranged to meet him after posing as a child online.

    Mr Parkes was later arrested by police but had not been charged.

    Mr Parkes was arrested by Northamptonshire Police on 29 May last year on suspicion of meeting someone he thought to be a 12-year-old girl for sex.

    In a statement after the inquest, the force said it would have sought a charging decision based on the evidence supporting the allegation.

    A force spokesman said: “It is clear that Parkes drove to Coventry with the intention of engaging in sexual activity with a child.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-26550987

  17. 17
    Poontang says:

    Tory MP questioned about care home financing fiddle. Housing benefit fiddle..and tory mp makes 600000 a year off housing benefit tenants. One rule for them. If anyone is happy with this..and they dont even hide it, they are that contemptuous of us..then God help us. The church are right.

  18. 18
    The BBC says:

    That’s certainly how we shall report it.

  19. 19
    dai puzzled says:

    so what claims will be made as a result of the charity bash that you found it your duty to attend and to report upon in full measure?

  20. 20
    Diane Abbott says:

    I love food. And more food. And more. Food glorious food! Pie, mash, chocolates, crisps, pudding, cake, pizza and wine!

  21. 21
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Rent……………………………….….expenses!
    Food………….……………………….expenses!
    Travel……….………………………..expenses!
    Entertaining…………………………expenses !
    Researchers ( family friends)…….expenses !
    Just what ARE their salaries used for………salted away for a nice little neat egg?

  22. 22
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    So even with a ‘double tap’ for good measure it’s still remarkably good value.

  23. 23
    was it something I said? says:

    I bet there’s a huge number of i-Pads expensed in December. In fact I bet there’s more than an average of one each bought in December.

  24. 24
    I'm alright Jack Dromey says:

    Come off it Guido. Apple have brought out a 128GB 4G iPad and I had to buy it, along with a protective crocodile skin case. It’s essential for keeping up to date with my b̶i̶g̶ ̶b̶l̶a̶c̶k̶ constituents.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    And of that how much of that is staffing costs?

  26. 26
    C O (Ξ6) says:

    Russ!an propaganda designed to wind up S’weden about it’s new found desire to join NATO:

    Carl Bildt may not be laughing though, and the R’ussian threat is real.

  27. 27
    Denis McShane says:

    Psst, I still have a few laptops and iPads if you are interested.

  28. 28
    was it something I said? says:

    I’m absolutely certain I heard Labour ministers and MPs, at the time they arrested an opposition MP in the HoC, assuring us that MPs were subject to the same laws as everybody else.

    That definitely happened.

    That being the case I think we’re all on safe ground expensing absolutely everything ourselves. After all, MPs are subject to the same laws as everybody else therefore we must be able to expense everything.

  29. 29
    Rhythm Kitchen - Westfield says:

    Diane your breakfast is ready…

  30. 30
    was it something I said? says:

    Rope, knife or lump hammer is recyclable.

  31. 31
    Handycock says:

    Am I able to claim when I’m in Hospital.

  32. 32
    Taxpayers Alliance says:

    No, far too messy and slow, the labour costs would be huge.

    Use high velocity bullets and line 10 up at a time, one tightly behind the other.

    Then amortise the 10p for the bullet.

  33. 33
    Myfanwy says:

    So how much of that rent at those Londonistan rates + of course those Londonistan council tax rates, those who already have one home within 1 hours travelling time of the HoC should not be able to claim for a second home full stop, why should they be able to claim for travel to and from the HoC lower forms of life can’t. If they want 50/60 inch TVs let them buy them themselves, from what they say about being so “hard working” they haven’t got time to watch most of the rubbished endlessly spewed out by the various networks, that especially includes government ministers who have so much reading to do and their shadow ministers.

  34. 34
    Owen Jones says:

    Vote UKIP

  35. 35
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    in the garage Denis?

  36. 36
    Myfanwy says:

    So does EricP, he probably has to have hoist to get him up in he morning, he makes two of you Di

  37. 37
    Cupertino says:

    And travel

  38. 38
    Myfanwy says:

    Of course they would, they think they are worth it

  39. 39
    Bill Quango MP says:

    £26,746,000

    I know what you’re thinking.
    Not nearly enough is it?

  40. 40
    was it something I said? says:

    I think you’d need to spend more than 10p on a bullet to have it go clean through ten people.

    I’m not sure a .50 calibre would go through ten MPs. Although it’s be an interesting experiment.

  41. 41
    Auntie Beeb, lying slag says:

    Sure you can, you’ve gone private…. the NHS death camps are for plebs.

  42. 42
    Best Before 5/11/2014 says:

    Got to be cheaper revisiting your gunpowder plot Geedo.

  43. 43
    An MEP says:

    Pffft Chickenfeed

  44. 44
    P l e b says:

    Or in prison?

    Oh sorry, are you using the Moran Defence?

  45. 45
    Auntie Beeb, lying slag says:

    “Evil UKIP leader obstructs darling Owen Jones’ airway”

  46. 46
  47. 47
    Meanwhile back at the NHS death camps. says:

  48. 48
    Britain says:

    Stop giving plonkers like Jones and Farage the publicity they crave.

    Both sides of the same devalued coin.

  49. 49
    M103 says:

    CAMERON!

    You couldn’t even get a majority despite the worst economic crash since the Great Depression and the deeply unpopular Brown.

    Your manifesto was a tissue of lies that tried to sell you as the ‘caring sharing’ Tory party and not the ‘nasty party’ (‘Greenest Government ever’… ‘No top down reorganisation of the NHS’ etc)

    You’ve presided over omnishambles after omnishambles…

    You do have 95% of the press and broadcasting in your camp – but despite this too many people are feeling the backlash of austerity for the poor prosperity for the rich to be convinced by your propaganda…

    Face it – 2015 you’re toast!

  50. 50
    Owen Jones says:

    You’re Blocked.

  51. 51
    David Camerōn says:

    And your point is?

  52. 52
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Not the garage!

    The MPs executive constituents consultancy and surgery premises.

    That just happen to be accessed via ‘innocent’ Denis’ kitchen side door.

  53. 53
    was it something I said? says:

    Don’t be so sure my young padawan.

    Labour have a 4% poll lead.

    Osborne has two opportunities for a feel-good budget give away.

    Labour are stuck with Miliband and Balls.

  54. 54
    Batty Hattie says:

    If I had got my way 12 would have been two years over the age of consent and this poor man would be alive today.

  55. 55
    Nutter Warden says:

    Whoop,Whoop,Whoop, Nutter alert,Nutter alert, Secure the blog.

  56. 56
    jacques the rip-off says:

    d’accord!

  57. 57
    Minimum wage? says:

    Why do they get paid a wage? They get everything free or subsidised. Then these MPs have a cheek to complain about benefit scroungers, while their £6Ok and above wages goes straight into their savings accounts. Then they get lolly for lobbying etc. Lucky them. Poor us.

  58. 58
    Batty Hattie says:

    I agree with .. Erm..something… Sorry..I’ve lost my place. I have a ready to use joke I need to crowbar in here somewhere.. Now..erm..can we start again?

  59. 59
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    How much did Len McCluskys glove puppet claim for? (Miliband)

  60. 60
    Douglas Alexander says:

    I’ll be on question time later. Telling you how tough it is for poor people to get by.

    Ha. Like I’d know anything about poor people!

  61. 61
    Ah! give up says:

    Let’s transfer the remaining 5% of the job to the EU. We need far fewer MEPs it seems.

  62. 62
    Someone says:

    The Londonistan thing is a tad stale these days. It’s as lame and cliched as meme, liblabcon, diversity outreach coordinator, the nasty party, paradigm shift, facebook, zits, one-legged lesbian, EUSSR, chuckusyamoney and bankster.

    But do feel free to carry on using it if you are unable to be original.

  63. 63
    Fishy says:

    This is about MP’s…something that UKIP don’t have

  64. 64
    Stella Creasy says:

    I like cake

  65. 65
    Ah! Oscar says:

    My dum-dums cost a few pence more but they are very effective.

  66. 66
    Myfanwy says:

    Thank you kind sir, I thank you from the heart of my bottom

  67. 67
    Dangerous Brian says:

    I’ve been considering something scathing and, hopefully, witty but all I can come up with is “what a greedy bunch of contemptuous f*ckers”.
    Hope that covers it.

  68. 68
    Ah! Wee Dougie says:

    We’d save a bob or two if you were paid by the inch.

  69. 69
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    And the rest of the incompetent Labour front bench.

  70. 70
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Just what do they need staff for , even they can answer a phone ,open an E mail, or book a rail ticket for themselves .

  71. 71
    Ah! The Saint says:

    Princess D1ana leaked a confidential book of royal phone numbers to the News of the World, the tabloid’s ex-royal editor says.

  72. 72
    Wee Dougie says:

    …and Bumbelby has agreed not to ask me any tough questions. As always, these will be asked of the Tory.

  73. 73
    Secret's of the NWO says:

    Word is that when Kermit was asked about meeting Cameron he replied that such Dave was a bit ‘low brow’ for him.

  74. 74
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    WHAT A TRAGEDY ,OH DEAR HOW FUCKING SAD!!

  75. 75
    P l e b says:

    Are the MPs still going for that big pay rise?

  76. 76
    M102 says:

    Kim Fat Un had the right idea by firing mortars at his enemies. No clean up required. :)

  77. 77
    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

    No chance of any Ukip MP anyway.

  78. 78
    Harriet Harman says:

    I think I saw a poor person once. But I had a stab vest on and the police scared them away.

  79. 79
    P l e b says:

    You look at half-twit idiots like Cameron, Gove, Osborne, Duncan Smith, Hunt and Maude and wonder how anyone in their right mind would vote for the Tory party.

    Indeed I feel ashamed of this country when I look at its present ministers. Complete and utter second-rate dross.

  80. 80
    Yes, I can smell you from here says:

    I’d have that speech impediment seen to if I were you.

  81. 81
    I'm paid by the EU and CCHQ to smear UKIP says:

    Ahhh… thanks I knew someone would point out the cheap UKIP smear.

    Many thanks.

  82. 82
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    I call a spade a spade.

  83. 83
    was it something I said? says:

    When you consider the logistics, cost of manpower and ammunition you begin to see why the Na*zis plumped for gassing.

  84. 84
    What goes around comes around says:

    How many victims of pa-edophiles have subsequently suffered from depression and suicide?

  85. 85
    The Eurovision People's Camp Liberation Army says:

    Let’s nuke Russia. If not for their antics in Ukraine, at the very least for their bad singing and dance routines

  86. 86
    Joe public says:

    So how long will we have to wait before H@rman, Dromey and Labour start. defending this guy and campaigning for compensation for the man’s family.

    Labour are disgraceful.

  87. 87
    was it something I said? says:

    If you think Cameron’s an embarrassment then it’s a good job you weren’t here when we had Brown as PM. You’d have jumped off a bridge. And cut your own throat on the way down.

  88. 88
    Tony says:

    Harriet, that was me. Remember. I was poor….then

  89. 89
    One N, Two Bs, Two Ts says:

    £135 per claim. Now where do I take my completed pudding card?

  90. 90
    Joss Taskin says:

    Is Tony B£iar a Catholic ?

  91. 91
    Rick Shaw says:

    Tory policies are designed to to feather the beds of the rich, so it’s no wonder they will be kicked out in 2015. Every time they get into power they screw the people of Britain.

    Lord knows how Thatcher ever won a second term and it puzzles the hell out of me that anyone would have voted for them in the last election. Did everyone forget the Thatcher years?

    I fervently hope that the Tory party will implode, preferably right now. I don’t want to have to wait for 2015 to see the damage they will have caused in that time.

  92. 92
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    MAKE PEOPLE SCARED BY CALLING IT ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ AND TAX THE 8RSE OFF THEM.

  93. 93
    Max Clifford says:

    I’d be a pauper if I was paid by the inch.

  94. 94
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Therein lies the crux off all the problems that have blighted the economy ever since any one can remember …..a feel good budget give away !
    They are trying to bribe us with our own money , putting off the inevitable economic meltdown in exchange for a few more years in power.
    Labour started this cycle in 1947 with their unfunded welfare state that has sucked the lifeblood out of the economy ever since.
    If only they would stop pouring billions into the EU black hole, and more unaccounted billions into foreign aid , and yet billions more into fake charities and QUANGOS ,then and only then could they begin to repair some of the damage.

  95. 95
    Spartacus says:

    same experience – plus no alcohol (not even one glass) on a legitimate meal receipt when away from home

    when you travel a lot, you can find yourself out of pocket. And a per diem is also taken as free money and taxed at forty pct.

    oh well. perhaps we should all become perverts and get ourselves elected

  96. 96
    was it something I said? says:

    Fatcha won a third term too.

    In fact the Tories won four elections on the trot.

    You wonder about people’s memories. What memory was burned in voters minds that allowed the Tories to win four elections on the trot?

    One to ponder.

  97. 97
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    And that was with no help from the environment agency !

  98. 98
    never mind politics says:

    Follow the real news.

    Not all orgasms are the same: Women experience TWO types of climax, sonographs reveal
    Gynaecologists tested the two-orgasm theory using sonography machines. They found external stimulation was not involved with the root of the clitoris, but, vaginal stimulation involved both the root and external clitoris. This suggests different types of stimulation create different sensations, stock image pictured
    French gynaecologists used sonography machines to measure the flow of blood as each participant’s clitoris was externally and internally stimulated.

  99. 99
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Does Harman shit in the woods?

  100. 100
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    WOW!!

  101. 101
    Spartacus says:

    i too remember the days when you could call a spade a spde

  102. 102
    Max says:

    Come with me in my Rolls sweet Danielle, and I’ll introduce you to some famous pigs.

  103. 103
    Rick Shaw says:

    Spoke to Lucifer last night and she told me that they did not want Camoron and crew as they were too evil for Hell

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    Telegraph says Benefit fraud is up by 300 million since the Tories came to power.

    Coincidence ?

  105. 105
    Jimmy says:

    This is a Tory blog. Only interested in bumsex here.

  106. 106
    Jimmy says:

    No. Incompetence.

  107. 107
    says:

    I think that Obama is a very fortunate man.
    Compare his wife with Dromey’s for example.

  108. 108
    Len McCluskey says:

    Don’t tell him your name Pike

  109. 109
    I may be small, but.... says:

    Does Max go to Wimpy’s?

  110. 110
    Hodge la Dodge says:

    Is it very very tiny Max?

  111. 111
    Cameronanist says:

    NHS staff should receive large pay rises to ‘retain the top talent’ and prevent the best nurses and doctors running off to work overseas? Oh wait that’s only works for bankers.

  112. 112
    Political tidy up says:

    If you put the MPs, MEPs, Union Leaders ad Whitehall in a pit, with a weeks supply of food and drink, on the eighth day they will start eating each other. One bullitt to clear up.

  113. 113
    david says:

    Scweing all MPs is a good idea.

  114. 114
    was it something I said? says:

    That’s the civil service for you.

    Fire a few hundred thousand more of the fuckers to make up the shortfall.

  115. 115
    Chris Underpants says:

    Indeed!

  116. 116
    Winston says:

    Who cares that half of LibLabCon are ripping off the taxpayer. What really matters is what Nigel Farage is doing. You are going off message, Guido. We really must stop UKIP.

  117. 117
    Joe Hill says:

    Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights.
    All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites.
    Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave?
    Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?

  118. 118
    Incompetence reigns says:

    With the A&E department at RVH in Belfast going into meltdown recently, and the Minister under pressure to resign….it was interesting to note that the Sinn Fein Chairman of the Health Committee at Stormont, when asked by Stephen Nolan, admitting that never once in her time in the job had she visited the department to see for herself.

  119. 119
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Guess i could have pi55ed off a few bumbandits yesterday then…

  120. 120
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Is there something orange like not only about Peter Hain MP but Conor Burns MP too?

  121. 121
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    .50 Browning

  122. 122
    Tom Catesby says:

    I don’t care if Farage has slept with the following…. His wife, sister, mother, brother .father, girlfriend, secretary, or the relatives of any of them, or any of his relatives not mentioned previously, or anybody else. I will be voting UKIP.

  123. 123
    Tom Catesby says:

    Can we not just be rid of the Londonistan shit pit, please?
    The rest of the country could really be fine, given a chance?

  124. 124
  125. 125
    Bible teachings says:

    ..Oh yes,the quairs were at it;tempest!

  126. 126
    Oui oui? says:

    ..What a job,fanny doctor!

  127. 127
    Fuck the LibLabCon, vote UKIP says:

    Get well soon.

  128. 128
    600,000 pa says:

    +600,000 pa

  129. 129
    Kick the foreign city of London out of England says:

    Up north we just call it the shit heap full of spivs and foreigners.

  130. 130
    Dahn saaf says:

    In London we refer to Bradford, Burnley, etc etc etc similarly.

  131. 131
    Tight fisted git in accounts says:

    The ‘justification’ is that if you are at home you gotta eat and maybe buy your lunch somewhere; if you are away, you gotta eat and maybe buy your lunch somewhere. So you either way you pay for one or the other. The only expense allowed (against the receipt) is the cost of the hotel bedroom night rate.

  132. 132
    Tight fisted git in accounts says:

    Madam, you are not an establishment; you are a greedy hippo.

  133. 133
    Tight fisted git in accounts says:

    Name? I need to check his account ceiling.

  134. 134
    Tight fisted git in accounts says:

    Buying buy to lets. Do keep up.

  135. 135
    Tight fisted git in accounts says:

    You assume far too much my friend!

  136. 136
    Is the M103 a cul de sac? says:

    He is trying to tell you he is in the placebo group rather than the group trying the new meds. They are like that in Essex. Thick as Di’s favourite fudge pudding.

  137. 137
    Is the M103 a cul de sac? says:

    Ricky the Thicky – do please try to understand that if you keep on voting for the likes of Balls and Milipede you will never ever have the chance to become rich. That is their intention – to keep you poor. If you do gather a little prosperity round yourself you will probably wish to keep it, and hence vote Tory – which of course is exactly what Labour do not want you to do, so they deliberately keep you poor.

    Do you begin to understand yet?

  138. 138
    Hen pecked says:

    Two harridans. What’s not to like?

  139. 139
    optional says:

    Not surprising given the way she was being treated by them all.

  140. 140
    optional says:

    When you’ve seen 1 cvnt, you’ve seen the all.

  141. 141
    World Traveller says:

    Nope. Lots of excellent competent NHS trained nurses now work in the middle east earning pots more than they get back home. That’s why we are left having to import badly or hardly trained third world staff.

  142. 142
    Diane Fatbutt says:

    I love lunch.

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    Stale or not, if the situation remains unchanged then the vocabulary remains unchanged also! Change the situaiton, change the language.

  144. 144
    Sarah O'Bisto says:

    @SJacksonMP the balding bucktoothed pottymouth MP for Peterborough currently considering his future on the urine stained and coloured park benches – err back, rpt back, ( Tuesday to Thursday) welcomes the Statement from IPSA and appreciates the British taxpayer generously contributing to his enhanced lifestyle at circa £7 grand a month (in the back pocket) for #MPsexpenses.

    He earnestly hopes you will join in and give generously as he is bunging his local conservative association for offices etc so dear taxpayer you pay for that as well. Not likely to get a front bench position again, he blew the last junior position, as he didn’t go to Eaton and is a former Lloyds Bankster.


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