Complaints Handled

We publish details of the complaints we handle each year. these are updated each quarter.

Find out more about making a complaint. Where it proceeds to an investigation, the MP's name and details of the complaint are published on this page. Select a year below to view details of complaints handled.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
​​​​​COM-1282Member of the publicMP1Concerned that MP had claimed for office and staffing costs that were ineligible under the terms of the SchemeClosed prior to an investigationComplaint that costs in relation to stationery, staffing and volunteers were excessively high. MP written to, followed by a personal meeting with the Compliance Officer. All claims examined and found to be in accordance with the Scheme
​COM-1283Member of the publicMP2​Concerned that MPs were renting out London properties whilst receiving funding from IPSA to rent another London property.Closed prior to an investigation​General complaint following a media article, that a number of MPs were claiming accommodation costs from IPSA, whilst renting out their own properties. Complainant advised this was a legitimate expense and allowable under the Scheme.
​COM-1284Member of the publicMP3​Concerned that an MP's staff member was carrying out non parliamentary activities during working hours.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint made that a staff member of the MP was placing posts on a party political FaceBook site during working hours. MP provided reassurance that the staff member was not responsible. Breach of Scheme not proven.
COM-1286​Member of the publicMP4​Concerned that the MP was not running a functioning parliamentary constituency office.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint that MP had dismissed his staff and closed his constituency office, therefore unable to fulfil all functions of an MP. Compliance Officer wrote to the MP who confirmed a new team had been recruited and the constituency office would re-open soon. Assessment concluded there had been no breach of the Scheme.
​COM-1287Member of the publicMP5​Concerned the MP was using the parliamentary office for campaigning during local elections.Closed prior to an investigation​The MP confirmed posters had been displayed in connection with local elections and that the office had been used for campaign purposes on the day in question. MP has reimbursed IPSA a proportionate sum for the use of the office.
COM-1288​Member of the publicMP6​Concerned the MP had circulated a newsletter using IPSA funds.Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint. Costs to produce and circulate the newsletter not claimed from IPSA. No breach of the Scheme.
​COM-1289Member of the publicMP7​Concerned MP was using the constituency office to store SNP party political material.Closed prior to an investigation​MP confirmed that on the day in question, a privately owned gazebo, which had been borrowed by the local SNP branch, had been temporarily stored in the constituency office awaiting collection by the owner. The MP made assurances that this would not happen again.
​COM-1290Member of the publicMP8​Concerned MP had used the parliamentary office for campaigning during local elections.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint received that a recent labour party leaflet had used the postal address of the MPs constituency office and therefore she was allowing her office to be used for party political activities. The assessment found the Local Labour Party rent separate office space within the same building. No breach of the Scheme found.
COM-1291​Staff member Staff MemberMP9Staff member concerned about MPs financial management of parliamentary office​.Closed prior to an investigationComplaint made in relation to accommodation uplift budget for MPs with caring responsibilities, travel costs and sickness management. Assessment found no breach of the Scheme.​
​COM-1292IPSAMP10​MP's staff car mileage​Formal investigation opened​Investigation ongoing
​COM-1293Member of the publicMP11​Concerned about MPs expenses.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint made that the MP had claimed expenses for the cost of two TV licence fees. MP contacted and confirmed two claims were made due to the fact there are two constituency offices. Claims allowable under the Scheme. No breach of the Scheme found.
COM-1294​Member of the publicMP12​Concerned MP was claiming for a constituency office but not actually using the office for a parliamentary purpose.Closed prior to an investigation​MP confirmed the office was in regular use by him and his staff but not open to constituents for security reasons. Expense allowable under the Scheme. No breach of the Scheme found.
COM-1295​Member of the publicMP13​Concerned MP staff had engaged in party political campaigning.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint that four members of staff had attended a private party political function. The Compliance Officer wrote to the MP and asked for an explanation. The MP confirmed the staff attended the event in their own time and not as part of their working day. A check of IPSA systems confirmed that no claims were made in relation to the event. Assessment concluded no breach of the Scheme.
COM-1296​​CouncillorMP14Concerned MP had claimed mileage to attend remembrance Sunday services in 2017/18 and claimed expenses for the parliamentary recall to Westminster following the murder of Jo Cox. Complainant also questioned if the MP had donated their pay rise to charity since 2015.Closed prior to an investigation​​Assessment concluded that if claims had been made they would have been allowable under the Scheme. No breach of the Scheme found. The issue of MP salary arrangements is not within the remit of the Compliance Office.
​COM-1297Member of the publicMP15​Concerned MP had claimed for the printing and circulation of birthday notices to be sent to local residents on their 18th birthday.Closed prior to an investigationAssessment concluded no breach of the Scheme. IPSA view this as an allowable expense.
​COM-1298Member of the publicMP16​Concerned about MP's use of IPSA funded website and social media.Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found the MP has not claimed for any expenses in respect to the website or social media. The assessment did find one administrative error. One invoice for computer software had been paid by the MP and claimed from IPSA twice. The MP has repaid the overcharge. No breach of the Scheme found.
​COM-1299Member of the publicMP17​Concerned MP had claimed over his accommodation budget.Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found no evidence to support the complaint. All claims eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1300Member of the publicMP18​Concerned about two MP's, one MP's use of the constituency office for local Councillor business and the other about the MP's use of donations received.Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found no evidence to support the complaint.
​COM-1301Member of the publicMP19​Concerned about MP's office costs.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint that the MP claimed in excess of £7K for legal fees in connection with a staff grievance and the lawyer is a relative of a colleague of the MP. This expense is allowable under the Scheme under the category of professional services and the lawyer does not fit the definition of a connected party as defined by the Scheme.
​COM-1303Member of the publicMP20​Concerned MP using parliamentary office resources for non parliamentary activities.​Formal investigation openedInvestigation ongoing.
​COM-1304Member of the publicMP21​Concerned MP using House of Commons letterhead and postage for non parliamentary activities.Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found no evidence to support the complaint.
​COM1305Member of the publicMP22​Concerned MP using parliamentary office resources for non parliamentary activities.​Formal investigation opened​Investigation ongoing.
​COM-1306Member of the publicMP23​Concerned MP and staff have engaged in party political campaigning.Closed prior to an investigationAssessment found the MP and staff attended MP surgeries during the day and in the evening (in their own time) and the staff conducted residents questionnaires on behalf of the MP. None of the leaflets were claimed as an expense and the video production costs which showed the activities were not subject of any claims. No breach of the Scheme.
​COM-1307Member of the publicMP24​Concerned MP sent out newsletter with campaign material content.Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found no evidence to support the complaint.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
COM-1238​Conservative Party HQMP1​Conservative Party investigation of internal complaint highlights potential fraud by production of false invoices.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationOutside remit of Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.
COM-1241​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the public​​MP2​Complained that the MP has claimed for ineligible rail travel and office rent.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationNo evidence to support the complaint. All claims are eligible under the Scheme.​
​​COM-1242​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP3Complained that the MP has claimed for office costs for non-parliamentary purposes​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationAssessment revealed the MP did not claim for the item(s) subject of the complaint and therefore there was no breach of the Scheme.​
​​​COM-1243​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP4Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationAs part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not to be in conflict with the Scheme.​
​​COM-1244​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP5Complained that the MP had claimed for rail journeys that were ineligible​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationNo evidence to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.​
​COM-1245​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP6​​Complained that 4 MPs had claimed for travel costs ineligible under the Scheme.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1246​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP7​Complained that the MP was not responding to concerns.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationOutside remit of the Compliance Officer, referred to outside organisation.​
​​COM-1247​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP8Complained that the MP had sent out emails of a party political nature​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint. Email in question sent via mailchimp account and no costs claimed from IPSA - therefore no breach of the Scheme.
COM-1248​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP9Complained that the MP is using the constituency office for non parliamentary purposes​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint. The MP used his constituency office address to register a company and for mailing purposes only. No IPSA funds utilised and therefore no breach of the Scheme.
COM-1251​IPSAMP10​MP has reported concerns that a member of her staff has authorised various expense claims through IPSA without her knowledge or consent.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationOutside remit of the Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.​
​COM-1252​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP11​Complained that the MP was claiming for rental accommodation while owning a property in the same locality.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationAssessment found nothing in the Scheme to prevent an MP renting a property whilst owning another as long as expenses are only claimed in respect of one property. No breach of the Scheme in this case.
COM-1253​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP12​Complained that the MP had claimed over the accommodation budget allowance for 2016/2017.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationNo evidence to support the complaint. The MP had not spent over the accommodation budget. No breach of the Scheme found.​
​COM-1254​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP13​Complaint about the local MP ​​​​Closed prior to an investigationOutside remit of the Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.​
​COM-1255Political PartyMP14Complained that the MP had used House of Commons stationery with a party political logo and claimed for costs of room hire for non parliamentary purposes​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationAssessment found no breach of the Scheme.​
​COM-1256​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP15​Complained that the MP had claimed for dependent travel.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found no breach of the Scheme. Dependent travel is an eligible expense and all claims reviewed were found to be in accordance with the Scheme.
COM-1257​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP16​Complained that the MP had claimed for air fares that were ineligible under the terms of the Scheme.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1258​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP17​Following conclusion of Court case, enquired as to whether or not a further investigation would be conducted by IPSA or Compliance with regards to potential breach of the Scheme.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Referred to IPSA for review.
​COM-1259​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP18Complained that the MP had misused their House of Commons letterhead.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Outside remit of the Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.​
​COM-1260​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP19​Complained that MP's staff members were engaged in party political activities during working hours.​​​​Closed prior to an investigationThe MP provided reassurance that any activity conducted by members of staff in support of a Political party were conducted in their own time and independently of their salaried role. Staff were often required to work additional hours and in so doing built up time to be taken off in lieu of additional hours worked. There has been no breach of the Scheme.​
COM-1261​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP20​Complained that MP's are claiming for ineligible research expenses.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​As part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not be in conflict with the Scheme.​
COM-1262​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP21​Concerned about potential inappropriate use of IPSA funded office equipment by an MP.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint.
​COM-1263​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP22Complained about a safeguarding issue​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Outside remit of the Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.​​
COM-1264​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP23Complained that MP had claimed for ineligible rail travel​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found no breach of the Scheme. The claim in question was found to be eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1266​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP24​Concerned that MPs are not responding to concerns regarding Adults with Learning Disabilities.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Outside remit of Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.
​COM-1267​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP25​Concerned that MPs were paying constituency office rent to an organisation who did not have ownership of the property.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found two Conservative Association's in dispute over ownership of the building to which IPSA have paid for MPs to rent their constituency offices. Matter referred to IPSA for ongoing managment, awaiting clarification of legal position.
COM-1269​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP26​Concerned that MP had claimed for ineligible office costs.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support complaint.
​COM-1270​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP27Concerned about MPs travel costs​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1271​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP28​Concerned that MP had claimed over £100,000 in office costs.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​​No evidence to support the complaint.
​COM-1272​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP29Concerned about MP's Code of Conduct​.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Outside remit of Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.
​​COM-1273​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP30​Concerned that MP staff were engaging in party political activities during working hours.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​MP provided assurance that any activity conducted by members of staff in support of a political party were conducted in their own time and independently of their salaried role. Staff were often required to work additional hours and in so doing built up time to be taken in lieu of additional hours worked. There has been no breach of the Scheme.
​​​COM-1274​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP31​Concerned that MP had used House of Commons stationery for non parliamentary purpose.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Outside remit of Compliance Officer, referred to external organisation.
​​​COM-1275​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP32​Concerned that MP had used the constituency office for a non parliamentary purpose.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint.
​​​​COM-1276​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP33​Concerned that MP had produced an annual report which contained content of a non parliamentary purpose.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found the MP had not been reimbursed for the cost of printing the annual report, however costs for postage had been claimed. MP to reimburse IPSA for postage costs, deemed an ineligible cost.
​​​​​COM-1277​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP34​Concerned about MP's office costs.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​No evidence to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​​​​​COM-1278​​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP35​Concerned that MP had used IPSA funded website for a non parliamentary purpose.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​Assessment found party political content on MP's website. This content was removed by the MP prior to completion of the assessment.
​​​​​​COM-1279​​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP36​​Concerned that MP had used IPSA funded website for a non parliamentary purpose.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​​Assessment found party political content on MP's website. This content was removed by the MP prior to completion of the assessment.
​​​​​​​COM-1280​​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP37​​​Concerned that MP had used IPSA funded website for a non parliamentary purpose.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​​​Assessment found party political content on MP's website. This content was removed by the MP prior to completion of the assessment.
​​​​​​​​COM-1281​​​​​​​​​​​​Member of the pMP38​​​​Concerned that MP had used IPSA funded website for a non parliamentary purpose and possibly breached GDPR rules.​​​​Closed prior to an investigation​​​​Assessment found party political content on MP's website. This content was removed by the MP prior to completion of the assessment. The complainant was referred to the ICO to raise any concerns regarding possible breach of GDPR rules.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
​COM-1184​Member of the publicMP1​Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature.Closed prior to an investigation Sign in question was affixed to premises not paid for by IPSA and therefore there was no Scheme breach.
COM-1180​​Member of the publicMP2Complained that an MP had claimed for an air journey that was ineligible under the terms of the Scheme​.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
​COM-1181​Member of the publicMP3Complained that MP's claimed rent while renting out owned properties.Closed prior to an investigationOutside of IPSA remit and complainant referred on​.
​COM-1182​Member of the publicMP4​Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature.Closed prior to an investigation​Sign in question was affixed to premises not paid for by IPSA and therefore there was no Scheme breach.
COM-1185​​Member of the publicMP5Complaint about an MP's Code of Conduct​.Closed prior to an investigationOutside of IPSA remit and complainant referred on​.
COM-1186​​Member of the publicMP6​Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
​COM-1187​Member of the publicMP7​Complained that an MP staff member was paid outside the Scheme rules.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1189​​Member of the publicMP8​Complained that the MP claimed for ineligible office costs.Closed prior to an investigation​Outside of IPSA remit and complainant referred on.
COM-1190​​Member of the publicMP9​Complained that the MP's constituency office was being utilised by a political party.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
COM-1191​​Member of the publicMP10​Complained that the MP's stationery was being utilised for election campaigning.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
​COM-1192​Member of the publicMP11​Complained that the MP's website was being utilised for election campaigning.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.​
COM-1193​​Member of the publicMP12​Complained that the MP's stationery was being utilised for election campaigning.Closed prior to an investigation​Outside of IPSA remit and complainant referred on.
​COM-1196​Member of the publicMP13​Complained that the MP's office equipment was being utilised for election campaigning.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
​COM-1197​Member of the publicMP14​Complained that the MP over claimed mileage.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
​COM-1177​Member of the publicMP15Complained that the MP over claimed mileage.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme​.
​COM-1194​Member of the publicMP16​Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1188​Member of the publicMP17Complained that an MP had claimed for an air journey that was ineligible under the Scheme​.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint.
​COM-1195​Member of the publicMP18​Complained that the MP claimed an uplift on their Accommodation budget for dependant children.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.​
​COM-1198​Member of the publicMP19​Complained that the MP claimed accommodation expenditure whilst on long term sick.Closed prior to an investigation​​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1199​Member of the publicMP20​Complained that the MP misused office costs.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All telephone claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1201​Member of the publicMP21​Complained that the MP claimed for office costs used for non-parliamentary purposes.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.​
​COM-1202​Member of the publicMP22​Complained that the MP claimed for advertising for a constituency he did not represent.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. Claim for advertising board eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1204​Member of the publicMP23​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1205​Member of the publicMP24​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1206​​Member of the publicMP25​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1207​Member of the publicMP26​​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1209​Member of the publicMP27​​​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1210​​Member of the publicMP28Complained that the MP's claims for dependent children and travel costs were ineligible​.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1211​​Member of the publicMP29​Complained that the MPs rail costs were too high.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1212​​Member of the public​Johnny Mercer​Complained about MPs website and e-presence.Formal investigation opened​​Investigation ongoing.
COM-1216​​Member of the publicMP31Complained that claims made by MP for travel costs were ineligible​.Closed prior to an investigation​Outside of IPSA remit and complainant referred on​.
​COM-1215​Member of the publicMP32​Complained that MPs staff were engaged in party political activities during contracted working hours.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme​.
COM-1217​​Member of the public​Johnny MercerComplained about MPs website and e-presence​​.Formal investigation opened​​Investigation ongoing.
​COM-1219​Member of the publicMP34Complained that the MPs claims for accommodation expenditure were ineligible​.Closed prior to an investigationNothing found to support the complaint​.
​COM-1220​Member of the publicMP35​Complained that MPs claims for office costs were ineligible.Closed prior to an investigation​Nothing found to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1221​Journalist MP36​Complained that MP staff were engaging in party political activity during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation​The press release sent from the MPs office was of a party political nature but the staff member in question only worked part time for the MP. The MP has provided assurance that the press release in question was not sent out during contracted hours and no parliamentary resources were used in its release. The domain address the press release was sent from was funded by the political party.
COM-1222​​Member of the publicMP37​Complained that the MP had claimed for rail journeys that were ineligible.Closed prior to an investigation​A review of the MPs expenses found the rail journeys in question to be eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1223​PoliceMP38​Complained that the MP claimed accommodation expenditure while on long term sick.Closed prior to an investigation​The complainant (see COM-1198) was informed that MPs are office holders and not employees and although IPSA process salaries and expenses, MPs are responsible for managing their own time and do not have to report on matters such as sick leave to IPSA. IPSA does not have a statutory oversight over MPs terms of employment.
COM-1225​ ​Member of the publicMPs​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses.Closed prior to an investigation​As part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not be in conflict with the Scheme.
​COM-1226​Member of the publicMPsComplained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses​.Closed prior to an investigation​​As part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not be in conflict with the Scheme.
COM-1227​​Member of the publicMPsComplained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses​​.Closed prior to an investigation​As part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not be in conflict with the Scheme.
​COM-1228​Member of the publicMPs​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses​​.Closed prior to an investigation​As part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not be in conflict with the Scheme.
​COM-1229​Local Councillor​MP43​Complained that the MP claimed office costs that were used for non parliamentary purposes.Closed prior to an investigation​As assessment found no misuse of office expenses.
COM-1230​​Member of the publicMP44​Complained that the MP claimed for office costs that were for non parliamentary purposes.Closed prior to an investigation​Outside of Compliance remit and complainant referred on.
​COM-1231​Member of the publicMP45​Complained that the MP claimed office expenses to post a message on Facebook, which was of a party political nature.Closed prior to an investigation​The assessment found no misuse of office expenses. During the period in question, no expenses were incurred to fund either the MPs website or Facebook page. The MP has provided assurance that no parliamentary resources were used in the creation or posting of the Facebook page.
COM-1232​​Member of the publicMPs​​Complained that MPs are claiming for ineligible research expenses​​​.Closed prior to an investigation​As part of IPSA's assurance work programme, a review of pooled services was undertaken in Summer 2016 and again after the 2017 General Election. Whilst a small degree of party political language was identified, the vast majority of research material was factual, informative and found not be in conflict with the Scheme.
​COM-1234​Member of the publicMP47​Complaint about the local MP.Closed prior to an investigation​Outside of Compliance remit and complainant referred on.
COM-1235​​Member of the publicMP48​Complained that the MP claimed for London hotel costs.Closed prior to an investigation​The assessment found the MP had claimed for hotel expenses whilst between London rental properties. The expenses were found to be eligible under the Scheme.
​COM-1236​Member of the publicMP49​Complained that the MP had claimed costs for the printing of their 2017 annual report, which was considered to be party political in nature.Closed prior to an investigation​The assessment found the MP had submitted no claims in respect of printing costs for the 2017 annual report.
COM-1237​​Member of the publicMP50​Complained that the MP and staff were engaged in party political campaigning during working hours.Closed prior to an investigation​The MP provided documentation to show staff campaigning had taken annual leave. The MP also provided written assurance that IPSA funds have only been used for parliamentary purposes.
​COM-1239​Member of the publicMP51​Complained that the MP had claimed hotel and travel costs for staff to engage in party political campaigning during working hours.Closed prior to an investigation​The assessment found the MP staff were entitled to claim for hotel and travel costs. The IPSA guidance states that during Dissolution of Parliament, those staff based in Westminster must work in the consitutency and this work must be on local constituency matters and must not be of a party political nature. The guidance states that they may also claim for journeys between their home and the constituency office and if they need to stay overnight in the constituency they may claim for hotels and other subsistence and for journeys into the MPs constituency office.
COM-1240​​Member of the publicMP52​Complained that the MP was misusing expenses in relation to the constituency office, specifically claiming for renovation work and subletting to the local policital party association.Closed prior to an investigation​​The assessment involved contacting the MP, the local Council and the planning department and found no breach of the Scheme. IPSA is being reimbursed for the subletting of the MPs office and the renovation work was carried out for security purposes.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
COM-1100​Member of the publicMP1Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.Staff members in question took annual leave to undertake party political activities.
COM-1104​​Member of the publicMP2​Complained that the MP had registered a personal business at the constituency office address.Closed prior to an investigation.​Complaint is not, in itself, a Scheme breach. No evidence that costs were claimed relating to the registration of the business at the constituency office, which served as a destination for correspondence. MP was advised to ensure distinction between personal and parliamentary activity to avoid any future suggestion of impropriety.
​COM-1109​MP StaffMP3​Complained about the content of an election leaflet distributed by the MP.Closed prior to an investigation.​No costs relating to the leaflet were claimed by the MP from IPSA.
​COM-1110​Member of the publicMP4​Complained that an imprint on an election leaflet included the MP's constituency office address, and that the office was therefore being utilised for party-political purposes.Closed prior to an investigation.MP shares the office with the local party association under a shared costs agreement previously agreed with IPSA. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
​COM-1112​Member of the publicMP5​Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.Staff members in question took annual leave to undertake party political activities.​
COM-1118​IPSAMP6​Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours.​Assessment suspended​Assessment suspended
COM-1119​​Member of the publicMP7​Complained that the MP had claimed Staffing Expenditure for non-parliamentary work.Closed prior to an investigation.Costs claimed by MP were judged to be of a parliamentary nature and were therefore permissible under the Scheme​
​COM-1120​Member of the publicMP8​Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature.Closed prior to an investigation.Sign in question was affixed to a premises separate to the one rented by the MP and there was therefore no Scheme breach
​COM-1122IPSAMP9​Referred on the basis that the MP's staff may have been engaged in campaigning during their contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.​No evidence available to support the allegation and no Scheme breach could therefore be found.​
​​COM-1124​Member of the publicMP10​Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.​Political activity took place outside of contracted hours.
​COM-1131​Member of the public​Simon DanczukComplained that the MP had claimed for an air journey to return from a personal holiday to be sworn in as an MP which is ineligible under the Scheme​.Formal investigation not opened. Further details of the complaint and outcome can be found here [LINK].Breach of the Scheme.
COM-1132​​Member of the publicMP12Complained that the MP's connected party was not fulfilling their contracted hours​.Closed prior to an investigation.No evidence to support the complaint.
​COM-1136Journalist​​MP13​Complained that travel claims claimed by the MP are ineligible under the Scheme.Closed prior to an investigation.​No evidence to support the complaint.
COM-1142​​Member of the publicMP14​Complained that the MP's staff were engaged in party political activity during the contracted hours.Assessment ongoingAssessment ongoing
​COM-1145​Member of the publicMP15​Complained that the MP had claimed mileage costs for a journey in the UK whilst abroad.Closed prior to an investigation.Dates of travel entered in error.
COM-1144​​Member of the publicMP16​Complained that the MP had claimed for a rail and car journey on the same day.Closed prior to an investigation.Rail journey was cancelled and refunded​.
COM-1148​Journalist​​MP17​​Complained that the MP had claimed mileage costs for a journey in the UK whilst abroad.​Assessment suspended​Assessment suspended
​COM-1155​Member of the publicMP18Complained that a number of claims made by the MP for Office Costs were ineligible​.Closed prior to an investigation.No evidence to support the complaint. All claims were eligible under the Scheme.
COM-1158​​Member of the publicMP19​Complained that the MP claimed for a rail journey for a non-parliamentary purpose.Closed prior to an investigation.Claim was eligible under the Scheme​.
​COM-1166​​Member of the publicMP20​Complained that the MP claimed for a rail journey and mileage for a non-parliamentary purpose.Closed prior to an investigation.Costs claimed by the MP were assessed to be of a parliamentary nature and were therefore permissable under the Scheme​.
COM-1172​​Member of the publicMP21​Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature.Closed prior to an investigation.Sign in question was affixed to premises not paid for by IPSA and therefore there was no Scheme breach​.
​COM-1173​Member of the publicMP22​Complained that claims made by MP for office costs were ineligible.Closed prior to an investigation.Nothing found to support the complaint​.
COM-1174​​Member of the publicMP23Complained about MP Code of Conduct​.Closed prior to an investigation.Outside of IPSA remit and complainant referred on​.
COM-1178​​Member of the publicMP24Complained that MP flight costs were too high​.Closed prior to an investigation.Nothing found to support the complaint​.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
C1516-001PPCMP1Alleged that two posts on the MPs' website contain party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationMP removed the post in question from the website.
C1516-002Member of the publicMP2Complained that the MP's constituency office was being used for campaigning.Closed prior to an investigationThe MP had already informed IPSA of his intentions regarding the use of the office and remitted the appropriate portion of costs incurred to IPSA.
C1516-003​IPSAMP3Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationNo evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1516-004​IPSAMP4Staffing costs.Closed prior to an investigationThe complaint did not relate to a payment made by IPSA under the Scheme and was therefore outside the remit of the Compliance Officer.
C1516-005​IPSAMP5Staffing costs.Closed prior to an investigationThe complaint did not relate to a payment made by IPSA under the Scheme and was therefore outside the remit of the Compliance Officer.
C1516-006​IPSAMP6MP did not provide sufficient information for a claim for capital expenditure during the period in which further restrictions were in place.Closed prior to an investigationSufficient information provided by the MP.
C1516-007Member of the publicMP7Complained that the MP had claimed mileage for a journey outside the Scheme rules.Closed prior to an investigationNo evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1516-008Member of the Member of the publicpublicMP8Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationThe MP had already informed IPSA of his staff member's intention to take unpaid leave to conduct non-parliamentary work.
COM-1026Member of the publicMP9Complained the the MP was in breach of the Code of Conduct.Closed prior to an investigationThe Compliance Officer is not responsible for the Code of Conduct and the complainant was advised to contact the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
COM-1029Member of the publicMP10Alleged that MP claimed twice for hotel accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP was charged twice in error by the hotel. The hotel had already refunded the duplicate amount in full to IPSA.
COM-1031Member of the publicMP11Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationThe MP had already informed IPSA of his staff member's intention to take unpaid leave to conduct non-parliamentary work.
COM-1037Member of the publicMP12Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationStaff members in question were not employed by the MP at the time in question; no evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1041​​IPSAMP13Referred on the basis that the MP's claims for travel costs required further consideration​.Closed prior to an investigation​MP was able to provide valid reasons and supporting evidence for mileage claimed.
COM-1042​IPSAJim ShannonReferred on the basis that the MP's claims for travel costs required further consideration.Closed prior to an investigationBreach of the Scheme​.
COM-1045Member of the publicMP15Complained that the MP's staff were paid for overtime.Closed prior to an investigationComplaint is not, in itself, a Scheme breach. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1047Member of the publicMP16Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature.Closed prior to an investigationSign in question removed by the MP.
COM-1048Member of the publicMP17Complained that the MP's constituency office contained a window sign of a party-political nature.Closed prior to an investigationSign in question removed by the MP.
COM-1057Member of the publicMPs employing connected parties​Complained that MPs' connected parties were being paid salaries outside of IPSA's salary bands.Closed prior to an investigationNo connected parties were being paid salaries outside of IPSA's rules.
​COM-1062​IPSAMP18​MP did not provide sufficient information to IPSA in support of expenditure when requested.Closed prior to an investigation​Sufficient information provided by the MP to the Compliance Officer.
COM-1065Member of the publicPhil BoswellComplained that videos posted on the MP's YouTube channel, the production costs for which were claimed from IPSA, were party-political in nature.Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this [LINK]Breach of the Scheme​.
COM-1066Member of the publicSimon DanczukComplained that the MP had registered dependant children with IPSA on the basis that they were 'routinely resident' (entitling him to a budget uplift for each dependant), when the MP had not seen the dependants in years.Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this [LINK]Breach of the Scheme​.
COM-1073​Member of the publicMP21Complained than a mailing sent by the MP to constituents was biased in favour of a local issue.Closed prior to an investigation​Complaint is not, in itself, a Scheme breach. No evidence of a Scheme breach.
COM-1080​​IPSAMP22MP did not provide sufficient information to IPSA in support of expenditure when requested.Closed prior to an investigation​Sufficient information provided by the MP.
COM-1084​Member of the publicMP23Complained that the MP's constituency office was being utilised for party-political purposes.Closed prior to an investigation​Party campaigner utilises a separate part of the same building under a separate lease. No costs claimed by the MP are shared. No evidence of a Scheme breach.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
C1415-001Member of the publicMP1Alleged that a party-political campaigner was working for the MP.Closed prior to an investigation.Individual in question was not paid through IPSA, and complaint therefore fell outside Compliance Officer's remit.
C1415-002Member of the publicMP2Complained about a general increase in expenses claimed.Closed prior to an investigation.The complaint was that MPs were claiming more than they had the year before, which is not a breach of the Scheme.
C1415-003Member of the publicMP3Alleged that staff employed by MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-004CouncillorMP4Complained that MP shouldn't be claiming mortgage interest subsidy.Closed prior to an investigation.Following the establishment of IPSA in 2010, MPs were prohibited from claiming mortgage interest costs. Transitional measures were put in place for a number of MPs until 2012 and the MP's arrangement fell within these measures.
C1415-005Member of the publicMP5Alleged that staff employed by MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-006Member of the publicMP6Complained that a letter sent by the MP to constituents was unsolicited.Closed prior to an investigation.Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-007CouncillorMP7Alleged that staff employed by MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours and constituency office used for party activity.Closed prior to an investigation.Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-008Member of the publicMP8Alleged that a claim for a taxi journey was outside Scheme rules.Closed prior to an investigation.Claim was a legitimate error by a member of staff and was repaid in full by the MP.
C1415-009Member of the publicMP9Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-010IPSABob BlackmanUnusually high claims for mileage.Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this [LINK].Breach of the Scheme.
C1415-011IPSAMP11Questioned the eligibility of claims for staff travel, alleged that possible duplicate claims for travel and hotel accommodation had been made.Closed prior to an investigation.Staff travel claims were suitably supported by evidence obtained through initial enquiries. The MP provided a valid explanation for why two separate hotels were claimed inadvertently for the same night and were repaid.
C1415-012MSPMP12Alleged that letter sent by MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-013Member of the publicMP13Complained that the MP's attendance at Bilderberg meetings constituted a Scheme breach.Closed prior to an investigation.Related to events prior to the establishment of IPSA in 2010 and therefore outside the remit of the Compliance Officer.
C1415-014Member of the publicMP14Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-015JournalistMP15Alleged that claims for advertising by the MP constituted party-political campaigning.Closed prior to an investigation.Advertising is permitted where it spreads awareness of an MP’s parliamentary functions - spreading awareness among constituents of the methods by which they can contact their local MP. It was judged, on balance, that the adverts did not constitute campaign expenditure.
C1415-016Member of the publicMP16Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-017Member of the publicMP17Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-018Member of the publicMP18Complained that the MP's claims for toner ink were too expensive and could be found cheaper online and that the MP claims first class travel.Closed prior to an investigation.Neither of the complainants complaints were breaches of the Scheme. Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-019Member of the publicMP19Alleged that the MP's constituency office contained party-political material, that the MP had made ineligible claims for hotels, and that the MP was paid London Area Living Payment (LALP).Closed prior to an investigation.Constituency office costs were not claimed through IPSA, hotel claims were within the Scheme, MP is eligible for LALP.
C1415-020Member of the publicMP20Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-021 PPC MP21Alleged that office equipment was being used by the MP's local party.Closed prior to an investigation.MP repays the annual fee to IPSA for use of office equipment by the local party, and there is therefore no breach of the Scheme.
C1415-022Member of the publicMP22Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-023Member of the publicMP23Alleged that two posts on the MPs' website contain party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.MP removed posts in question from the website.
C1415-024MP StaffMP24Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-025IPSAMP25Staffing costs.The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-026Member of the publicMP26Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-027Compliance OfficerMP27Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.MP had two websites. The website claimed under IPSA's Scheme did not contain party-political messaging.
C1415-028Compliance OfficerMP28Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.MP opted to repay £9 domain charge to IPSA.
C1415-029Compliance OfficerMP29Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.MP removed small amount of party-political content.
C1415-030IPSAMP30Staffing costs.The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-031Member of the publicMP31Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Assessment suspended.Assessment suspended due to the General Election, following which the MP did not return..
C1415-032MPMP32Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-033Member of the publicMP33Alleged that the MP's website contained a post soliciting donations.Closed prior to an investigation.Post in question was removed from the website.
C1415-034Member of the publicMP34Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Stationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1415-035Member of the publicMP35Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Letter was parliamentary in nature (rather than political) and there was not therefore any Scheme breach.
C1415-036Member of the publicMP36Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigation.Staff member was employed on a part-time basis and undertook political work outside of her contracted hours.
C1415-037Member of the publicMP37Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.The complaint contained allegations of a criminal nature. As such, the Compliance Officer's assessment was suspended and the complaint was referred to the Metropolitan Police Service.
C1415-038Member of the publicMP38Alleged that a staff member was not fulfilling working hours.Closed prior to an investigation.No evidence found to support the allegation.
C1415-039PPCMP39Alleged that family business registered at accommodation address claimed by MP under the Scheme.Closed prior to an investigation.Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1415-040Member of the publicMP40Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigation.Letter was parliamentary in nature (rather than political) and there was not therefore any Scheme breach.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
CO2012-A028MP1Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationAnalysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1314-001Journalist MP2Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident.
C1314-002Journalist MP3Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident.
C1314-003Journalist MP4Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident.
C1314-004Journalist MP5Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident.
C1314-005Journalist MP6Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident.
C1314-006Member of the publicMP7Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationUnclear whether the stationery used was claimed from IPSA or provided to the MP by the House of Commons. The content of the letters itself was not overtly political.
C1314-007MP StaffMP8Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationStaff members took leave or time off in leiu to undertake non-parliamentary work.
C1314-008Member of the publicMP9Alleged that the MP's constituency office premises were being utilised for party-political activity.Closed prior to an investigationMinimal evidence was found to support the allegations made in the complaint but the MP was provided with support to ensure full compliance with the Scheme.
C1314-009MP StaffMP10Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationAssessment suspended due to related on-going criminal proceedings relating to the complainant.
C1314-010Member of the publicMP11Alleged that a claim for a stall at a local fair constituted campaigning.Closed prior to an investigationClaim was in support of parliamentary functions and was not political campaigning.
C1314-011Member of the publicMP12Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationContent was parliamentary in nature and therefore within the terms of the Scheme.
C1314-012Political campaignerMP13Complained that the MP shouldn't claim for a taxi.Closed prior to an investigationClaims for taxis are valid under the Scheme (within certain conditions). These conditions were met and the cost was therefore allowed.
C1314-013Member of the publicMP14Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationStaff member undertook non-parliamentary work outside contracted hours.
C1314-014Member of the publicMP15Complained about irregularities regarding office leases held by IPSA and the share of costs being claimed by the MP.Closed prior to an investigationMP was able to provide documentation in support of the share of costs claimed.
C1314-014aCompliance OfficerMP16Complained about irregularities regarding office leases held by IPSA and the share of costs being claimed by the MP.Closed prior to an investigationMP was able to provide documentation in support of the share of costs claimed.
C1314-015Member of the publicMP17Alleged that the MP was not routinely resident at rented accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided documentation in support of the claim that he was routinely resident.
C1314-016Member of the publicMP18Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationStationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1314-017IPSAMP19Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours.Closed prior to an investigationMP provided sufficient evidence that the staff member was not undertaking non-parliamentary work during his contracted hours.
C1314-018Member of the publicMP20Alleged that MPs who share a property were both claiming for the property.Closed prior to an investigationInformation provided by IPSA showed each MP only claimed 50% of the costs, in line with the Scheme.
C1314-019Member of the publicMP21Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationStationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.
C1314-020Member of the publicMP22Complained that MP shouldn't share constituency office with local party.Closed prior to an investigationAllegation is not, of itself, a breach of the Scheme. Analysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
C1314-021Member of the publicMP23Alleged that website and report circulated by the MP possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationWebsite costs not claimed from IPSA. Report was unequivocally parliamentary in nature and therefore within the terms of the Scheme.

ReferenceComplainantMPDetails of the complaintOutcomeReason
CO2012-A006Member of the publicMP1Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours and that the constituency office was used for party activity.Closed prior to an investigationStaff member conducted political activity outside of contracted hours. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A007Member of the publicMP2Complained that an advert for a volunteer position was in breach of IPSA's rules.Closed prior to an investigationStaff member conducted political activity outside of contracted hours. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A008MP StaffMP3Complained that the MP claimed for bought-in staff services rather than employing staff through IPSA.Closed prior to an investigationSuch arrangements are permitted under the Scheme.
CO2012-A009Member of the publicMP4Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationAnalysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A010IPSAMP5Claims for mobile phone costs were paid to private company rather than direct to the MP.Closed prior to an investigationThe MP owned the company prior to becoming an MP and had a business phone contract which allowed him to reduce the cost of his claims. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A010aMember of the publicMP6Alleged that claims for Ministerial expenses were ineligible.Closed prior to an investigationMinisterial expenses are not paid by IPSA.
CO2012-A011Member of the publicMP7Allegations relating to the MPs' Code of Conduct and ineligible claims for travel and hotels.Closed prior to an investigationMPs' Code of Conduct is outside the remit of the Compliance Officer. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A012Member of the publicMP8Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationAnalysis of information provided by complainant and IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A013MP StaffMP9Alleged that staff employed by the MP were engaged in non-parliamentary work during contracted hours and constituency office used for party activity.Closed prior to an investigationMP was able to provide necessary evidence demonstrating clear distinction between parliamentary and political activities.
CO2012-A014Member of the publicMP10Complained that MPs should not claim for business class flights.Closed prior to an investigationAnalysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A015Member of the publicMP11Alleged that the MP's claims for travel were ineligible and breaches of the MP's Code of Conduct.Closed prior to an investigationMPs' Code of Conduct is outside the remit of the Compliance Officer. Analysis of information provided by IPSA showed no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A016Member of the publicMP12Complained that the MP continued to claim for mortgage interest after 2010, shouldn't have claimed for mileage and had previously claimed for first-class rail travel.Closed prior to an investigationAll claims referred to in the complaint were within the rules of the Scheme.
CO2012-A017Journalist MP13Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London.Closed prior to an investigationThe arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A018Journalist MP14Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London.Closed prior to an investigationThe arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A019Journalist MP15Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London.Closed prior to an investigationThe arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A020Journalist MP16Complained that the MP owned a property and was claiming rent for a property in London.Closed prior to an investigationThe arrangement was within the terms of the Scheme and there was no evidence of a Scheme breach.
CO2012-A021IPSANadine DorriesAlleged that the MP was not routinely resident at accommodation.Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this [LINK].Breach of the Scheme.
CO2012-A021MPNadine DorriesAlleged that the MP was not routinely resident at accommodation.Formal investigation opened. Full details of the investigation can be found via this [LINK]Breach of the Scheme.
CO2012-A022IPSABob BlackmanUnusually high claims for mileage.Closed prior to an investigationNo clear evidence of a Scheme breach. MP provided with guidance and assistance from IPSA to improve claim information..
CO2012-A023Member of the publicMP20Alleged that claims for mileage were incorrect and that the registration of dependants was invalid.Closed prior to an investigationAll claims referred to in the complaint were within the rules of the Scheme.
CO2012-A024Member of the publicMP21Alleged that the MP's website possibly contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationFine distinction between parliamentary communication and political campaigning and it was judged, on balance, that the adverts did not constitute party-political messaging.
CO2012-A025Member of the publicMP22Alleged that the MP was claiming the cost of a rented property when he owned a property in the area.Closed prior to an investigationSuch arrangements are not prohibited under the Scheme.
CO2012-A026Member of the publicMP23Alleged that the MP duplicated a claim for rental accommodation.Closed prior to an investigationDuplicate payment to the landlord was made in error by IPSA and was not the fault of the MP.
CO2012-A027Member of the publicMP24Alleged that a letter sent by the MP to constituents contained party-political messaging.Closed prior to an investigationStationery and associated costs were not claimed from IPSA.