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MPs office expenses claim
« on: Friday, 10 April, 2020 @ 18:30:55 »
False Claim: British MPs award themselves extra £10,000 in expenses

Multiple Facebook posts suggest UK Members of Parliament (MPs) awarded themselves an extra £10,000 in expenses in order to work from home during the coronavirus crisis.

This claim is false. In fact, an extra £10,000 has been made available by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) to MPs’ office costs budget, in order to cover the additional expenditure of setting up remote working for MPs and their staff as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The office costs budget can include computers, printers, postage, office furniture and utilities, and covers MPs and their staff. Office cost rules are set by the IPSA (here).

£10,000 might seem rather generous for what we hope will be a relatively short period.