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Do not allow MPs to be able to claim for Christmas Parties on expenses

Submitted on Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Rejected on Friday 25th November 2022

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Do not allow MPs to be able to claim for Christmas Parties on expenses

Petition Details

As reported here, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63714892, the Ipsa has stated that MPs can claim back money spent on food, decorations and non-alcoholic drinks for an "office festive event". This cannot be allowed to happen and MPs must be explicitly blocked from claim this on expenses.

Additional Information

During this time of extreme increases in the cost of living and the measures introduced by the government which has significantly affected quality of life for a tremendous amount of the UK population, it is deplorable to allow MPs to use tax payers money for their Christmas festivities.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

We can't accept your petition because the UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for the issue you raise. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is responsible for deciding on MPs' expenses and pay. IPSA is independent of both Parliament and Government.

You can find out more about IPSA here: http://www.theipsa.org.uk

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