Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Parliamentary Watchdog Investigates 'Expenses Funded Sex Party' Claims

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

Parliament's expenses watchdog is to investigate claims a hotel suite used for a gay-sex party during a Conservative Party Conference was indirectly f...

Give MPs A Pay Rise, Or They'll Steal It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

Refusing to give MPs a pay rise will result in politicians stealing money, the Commons watchdog has suggested. MPs must have a boost in pay in orde...

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...

'You Are A Pedantic SOAB, Aren't You?'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

A Tory MP has apologised after writing offensive notes to staff processing his expenses claims. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (...

MPs Allowed Landlord Secrecy

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

More than 50 MPs have been allowed to keep the name of their landlord secret on security grounds. The expenses watchdog has published a list of lan...

What's Bercow Trying To Block?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Politics

The House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is trying to block the publication of details of MPs' expenses which could show if they are renting their tax...

Should 'Part-Time' MPs Have Lower Salaries?

PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Politics

Lower salaries for "part-time" MPs who have other jobs are among proposals being considered by a far-reaching review of Westminster pay and pensions t...

MPs' Expenses Bill Up To Nearly £90m

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics

The bill for MPs' expenses went up by a quarter to nearly £90m last year, it was disclosed on Thursday. Politicians spent the money on second home...

MPs Staff Welcome £15m Pay Increase

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

People working for politicians have welcomed a decision by the parliamentary expenses watchdog to recommend a £15m increase in the amount of money MP...

Not Coming Back

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs have backed down from calling for the independent expenses watchdog to be broken up amid continuing anger over the administration of the system. ...

Expenses Regime 'Damaging MPs Mental Health'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Politics

The parliamentary expenses system is affecting the mental health of MPs, the House of Commons doctor has said. Dr Ira Madan, the occupational thera...

Watchdog 'Partly At Fault For Most MPs' Claims'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics

MPs' expenses watchdog Ipsa has published information about 20 members of parliament whose expenses it probed - and revealed that in nearly every case...

Commons Expenses Watchdog Official Resigns

PA | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Commons expenses watchdog has quit after coming under fire for refusing to name MPs being investigated for dubious claims. ...

Expenses Watchdog Refuses To Name MPs Under Investigation

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The new Commons expenses watchdog is refusing to name MPs under investigation for dubious claims because it would be "unfair". ...