Investigation opened into claims made by Liam Byrne MP

Date published: 11 February 2020

Following receipt of a complaint received from IPSA, the Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has opened an investigation into claims made under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme') by Liam Byrne MP. The expenditure under investigation relates to Office Costs Expenditure claimed under the Scheme.

Notification of Investigation can be found via this link​.

In accordance with the legislation and the procedures for investigation, no further information shall be published until the investigation has been concluded. Upon conclusion of the investigation, a report including details of the case made against the MP, evidence, findings and any sanctions will be published. Details of the complaints process can be found via this link

Notes to Editors

  1. The Compliance Officer for IPSA is an independent office holder established as a separate public authority from IPSA under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. She is responsible for investigating complaints regarding MPs' business costs and expenses paid to MPs by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ('IPSA').

  2. The Procedures for Investigations of the Compliance Officer for IPSA (Third Edition) can be found on the Compliance Officer’s website.

  3. The MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses can be found on IPSA's website. The rules regarding Office Costs Expenditure can be found at Chapter Six.

  4. IPSA’s Press Office – 020 7811 6462.