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MPs can claim Christmas parties on expenses for first time

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MPs can put the cost of food and drink at their staff Christmas parties on expenses for the first time. It means taxpayers will pay for the festivities - but alcohol cannot be included in the "hospitality" claim, according to guidance from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa).
Published 2 months ago · London, United Kingdom

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MPs can claim Christmas parties on expenses, says Ipsa

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MPs allowed to host Christmas parties paid by taxpayers

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MPs told they can put costs of staff Christmas parties at taxpayers' expense

An MP blasted the guidance saying 'no one asked for this' after it emerged they will be able to put the cost of food and soft drink at Christmas staff parties at the expense of taxpayers

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Taxpayers will foot the bill for MPs' Christmas parties

MPs will be allowed to pay for Christmas parties at the taxpayers' expense – but have been told not to add alcohol to the bill

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