Expenses

How to Solve a Problem Like Maria

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Less than a quarter of Britons trust MPs. This worrying fact was published in an IPSOS/Mori poll in December 2013. If you polled the same people today, that figure would be below a fifth, thanks to the renewed scandal Maria Miller has brought to the Commons.

Maria Miller Should Be Sacked From Cabinet Says Poll

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics

Pressure on embattled Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ramped up by a poll suggesting a large majority of voters think she should be dropped fr...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 4 April 2014... 1) HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? Is Maria Miller, the culture secre...

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Understanding the repercussions of everyday financial decisions is just the starting point for good money management. This, along with techniques such as budgeting and making the most of their income, enables students to become 'future capable.'

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Do Half Of All Peers 'Clock In' And 'Clock Out'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 17 December 2013... 1) DO HALF OF ALL PEERS 'CLOCK IN' AND 'CLOCK OUT'? A superb investigation and ...

Tory MP Claims £6,000 In London Hotel Stays

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Politics

Tory minister Andrew Lansley has reportedly claimed £6,000 in London hotel bills despite the fact he owns a home in the capital just one mile away fr...

Public Disenfranchisement With Politics: A Myth or Reality?

Dan Holliday | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

It has been said that the British political system is bankrupt. One scandal after another has seen people lose faith in Britain's institutions and in the political process as a whole. A new paradigm way of thinking is needed. Is this mere unhelpful rhetoric, or genuinely the deal?

Tony Blair Dragged Into Thai Expenses Row

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Tony Blair's name has been dragged into a row over expenses after the Thai deputy prime minister came forward to deny paying the former British Prime ...

Nadine Dorries Pays Back Expenses, Implies Investigation Was Politically Motivated

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics

Nadine Dorries has implied the Conservative Party conspired with the parliamentary expenses watchdog in order to prevent her getting the party whip ba...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Osborne's '100% Cuts' Pledge

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 12 July 2013... 1) OSBORNE'S '100% CUTS' PLEDGE Both the Telegraph and the Times splash on George Osb...

Ned Simons

David Cameron Refuses To Rule Out Accepting £8,000 Pay Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has refused to say whether he would turn down the £8,000 pay rise being offered to MPs by the independent body that sets politicians' s...

Sir Ian Kennedy Defends 'Fair' Pay Rise For MPs Amid Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

MPs are facing an outcry after it was announced they are in line for a pay hike to £74,000 while the rest of the country suffers austerity. The ta...

Nadine Dorries To Be Investigated Over 'Im A Celebrity' Payments

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Politics

Nadine Dorries is to be investigated by the parliamentary standards commissioner over payments for her appearance on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Her...

Ned Simons

Civil Servants Given 'Evening Dress' Allowance, Bill Picked Up By Taxpayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics

Whitehall civil servants are able to pass the cost of hiring evening dress onto the taxpayer, it has been revealed. Since 2008 civilian staff worki...

MP Sued For £54,000 By Expenses Watchdog

Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP is being sued by the expenses watchdog after refusing to repay profits on his taxpayer-funded home. Stewart Jackson has been aske...

MP Appeals £23.90 Expenses Claim, Costs Taxpayer £27,000

Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics

The taxpayer has been saddled with a £27,000 legal bill after Labour MP Jim McGovern decided to appeal a decision to deny him the right to claim a £...

MP 'Forced To Borrow £25,000 From Parents'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has complained that was forced to borrow money from his mum and dad because the Commons expenses watchdog is trying to "screw [MPs] into the...

Nadine Dorries: Expenses Authorities Would Have Me Kill My Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nadine Dorries has launched a stinging attack on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), after it announced it was investigating whe...

Nadine Dorries Denies Expenses Abuse, Says Authorities Targeting Her Fame

PA | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MP Nadine Dorries is facing an investigation into her expenses claim by the parliamentary expenses watchdog. The Independent Parliamentary Sta...

Lord Hanningfield, Disgraced Expenses Peer, Wins Damages From Police

PA | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics

A former Tory peer who was jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal has won £3,500 damages from Essex Police. Lord Hanningfield, 72, sued fo...

This Disgraced Lord Blew How Much On His Council Credit Card?!

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics

Disgraced peer Lord Hanningfield spent more than £286,000 on a council credit card over a five-year period. Essex County Council published a full ...

Ex-MP Margaret Moran Falsely Claimed £53,000 In Expenses

PA | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics

Former Labour MP Margaret Moran fiddled her expenses claims to receive more than £53,000, a jury ruled today. The 57-year-old claimed nearly her e...

'I Have Let My Constituency Down So Very Badly'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Shamed ex-MP Denis MacShane has said sorry to his former constituents in Rotherham, saying: "I have let this wonderful town, its terrific people and m...

Letters Showing MP Fiddled Expenses Inadmissible In Court

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Letters from former minister Denis MacShane admitting expenses abuses cannot be used to prosecute him because they are protected by Commons rules, it ...

Denis MacShane Quits As MP Over 'Serious' Expenses Abuses

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Former Labour minister Denis MacShane has resigned as an MP after he was found guilty by a Commons committee of a string of illegitimate expenses clai...