Investigation opened into claims made by Liam Byrne MP (2021)

Date published: 27 July 2021

The Compliance Officer for IPSA has opened an investigation to determine whether Mr Liam Byrne MP has been paid an amount under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses that should not have been allowed.

An investigation will be conducted into claims submitted under the following areas of the Scheme:

  • Staffing and Office Costs in 2019/20

Read the official notice of investigation

In accordance with the legislation and the procedures for investigation made thereunder, no further information will be published until the investigation has been concluded.

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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. They are responsible for investigating complaints regarding MPs' business costs and expenses paid to MPs by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

  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.