Monday, 25 May 2009

Telegraph spotlight turns to office expenses

With their trawl through MPs' Additional Costs Allowance seemingly past its peak, the Telegraph is now looking at MPs' claims for office expenses. Now is the time when all those Inner London MPs who didn't claim ACA anyway start to worry.

Already it seems the usual suspects - Darling, Blears, Hoon and the rest in the Cabinet have illicitly claimed for personal tax advisers. Filthy scum.

However, I thing the Telegraph's a bit off-beam in criticising the purchase of digital cameras on office expenses; evidence of potholes in the road, or leaking classroom roofs, or dirty hospital wards for inclusion with an MP's letter to the council / education authority / NHS trust seems pretty reasonable to me, so long as under about £250.

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