Nigel Farage fined £200 for failure to declare free office space – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in elections, expenses, fines, news, political parties by sally

‘Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has been fined £200 for breaking electoral law after he failed to declare that he was getting office space free.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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Maria Miller expenses report: minister must repay expenses and apologise – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in expenses, news, parliament, repayment, reports by tracey

‘Maria Miller must pay back £5,800 worth of expenses and apologise for her behaviour in a personal statement in the House of Commons, says report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2014

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“Game, set but not quite match” following the C of A decision re rents in administration – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted March 10th, 2014 in administrators, expenses, insolvency, leases, news, rent by sally

‘Many commercial landlords will be delighted with the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision in Jervis v Pillar Denton Limited (Game Station) and Others [2014] EWCA Civ 180, overruling the decisions in Goldacre and Luminar. The Court of Appeal held that, applying the Lundy Granite principle, the question of whether quarterly rent due under a lease was an administration expense or a provable debt depended not on whether the rent fell due during the period of the administration, but whether the property had been used for the benefit of the administration. Sarah Clarke gives the background to these cases, sets out the Game appeal decision and highlights its consequences as well as the real concerns for officeholders.’

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11 Stone Buildings, February 2014

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Jervis and others v Pillar Denton Ltd (Game Station) and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2014 in administrators, expenses, insolvency, law reports, rent by sally

Jervis and others v Pillar Denton Ltd (Game Station) and others [2014] EWCA Civ 180 ; [2014] WLR (D) 94

‘In the context of insolvency, where rent was payable in advance the office holder should make payments at the rate of the rent for the duration of any period during which he retained possession of the demised property for the benefit of the winding up or administration. The rent would be treated as accruing from day to day. Those payments were payable as expenses of the winding up or administration. The duration of the period was a question of fact and was not determined merely by reference to which rent days occurred before, during or after that period.’

WLR Daily, 24th February 2014

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US extradition fight cost couple their jobs, savings and health, court told – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2014 in expenses, extradition, fraud, news by tracey

‘The lives of a British couple who are fighting extradition to the United States over an alleged work expenses fraud have been “shattered”, the High Court has heard. Paul and Sandra Dunham, from Northampton, launched their action after the US Department of Justice sought their extradition over what the couple claim is an “employment-related dispute”.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2014

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Stephen Bett mileage: IPCC considers Norfolk PCC claim – BBC C News

Posted December 19th, 2013 in complaints, expenses, news, police by tracey

‘Mileage claims lodged by a police and crime commissioner are being looked at by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

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West Midlands CPS pair jailed for £1m taxi fares scam – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2013 in Crown Prosecution Service, expenses, fraud, news, sentencing, taxis by sally

“A former Crown Prosecution Service finance manager and her partner have been jailed for making bogus expenses claims worth more than £1m.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2013

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More couples opt for DIY divorce as legal fees rise – LegalVoice

Posted August 21st, 2013 in arbitration, budgets, divorce, expenses, family courts, fees, news by sally

“With the legal fees for a ‘simple’ divorce in London now at £2,500, DIY divorce websites are reporting a sharp rise in the number of couples using their services.”

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LegalVoice, 19th August 2013

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Nortel / Lehman Supreme Court decision: guidance on insolvency expenses and provable claims – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted July 31st, 2013 in administrators, debts, expenses, insolvency, news, pensions by sally

“The Supreme Court ruled today that sums claimed under a Financial Support Direction of the Pensions
Regulator that is issued after a company’s entry to insolvency will rank as provable debts. It disagreed with both the High Court and a unanimous Court of Appeal, which had held that sums claimed under such a FSD were payable as insolvency expenses. The Supreme Court also rejected an argument that such a claim ranked below ordinary creditors as a non-provable liability.”

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11 Stone Buildings, 24th July 2013

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In the matter of the Nortel Companies; In the matter of the Lehman Companies; In the matter of the Lehman Companies No 2 – Supreme Court

Posted July 29th, 2013 in administrators, contribution, debts, expenses, insolvency, law reports, pensions by sally

In the matter of the Nortel Companies; In the matter of the Lehman Companies; In the matter of the Lehman Companies No 2 [2013] UKSC 52 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 24th July 2013

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In re Portsmouth City Football Club Ltd (in liquidation); Neumans LLP (a firm) v Andronikou and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 25th, 2013 in appeals, expenses, fees, insolvency, law firms, law reports, sport by tracey

In re Portsmouth City Football Club Ltd (in liquidation); Neumans LLP (a firm) v Andronikou and others: [2013] EWCA Civ 916; [2013] WLR (D) 301

“Where solicitors had acted for a company in connection with its opposition to a winding up petition but had ceased to act for the company by the time the company went into out of court administration, the court had no power under the Insolvency Rules 1986 or under the inherent jurisdiction of the court to direct that fees which the company owed to the solicitors were an expense of the administration.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2013

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In re Nortel GmbH (in administration) and related companies; In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) and related companies (Nos 1 and 2) – WLR Daily

Posted July 25th, 2013 in expenses, insolvency, law reports, pensions by tracey

In re Nortel GmbH (in administration) and related companies; In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) and related companies (Nos 1 and 2): [2013] UKSC 52; [2013] WLR (D) 300

“A company’s liabilities arising from financial support directions or contribution notices issued by the Pensions Regulator under the Pensions Act 2004 after the company had gone into administration, which required the company to put in place financial support for an occupational pension scheme, did not rank as an expense of the administration under rule 2.67(1)(f) of the Insolvency Rules 1986. However, where by the date on which the company went into administration it had for the preceding two years been vulnerable to a liability under a pension scheme, that liability was an obligation which ranked in the administration as a provable debt of the company.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2013

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Nadine Dorries repays £3,000 travel expenses – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2013 in expenses, news, parliament, repayment by tracey

“Parliamentary standards watchdog finds Tory MP’s claims for trips between London and her constituency ‘wrongfully made.’ ”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2013

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Game “rent on administration” case to be fast-tracked to the Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 3rd, 2013 in administrators, appeals, expenses, insolvency, landlord & tenant, news, rent by sally

“Landlords pursuing the administrators of Game for millions of pounds in rent that went unpaid while the retailer was insolvent will have their case fast-tracked to the Court of Appeal, according to press reports.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd July 2013

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MPs’ expenses: copies of receipts are subject to FOIA – Panopticon

Posted April 30th, 2013 in disclosure, documents, expenses, freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“Following the MPs’ expenses scandal, the then newly-founded Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) decided that it would not routinely publish images of the receipts submitted to IPSA by MPs in support of their expenses claims. Rather, only text transcribed from the submitted receipts was to be published.”

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Panopticon, 29th April 2013

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Glatt v Sinclair (Glatt and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Glatt v Sinclair (Glatt and others intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 241; [2013] WLR (D) 134

“A court had power to make an order permitting a receiver appointed by the court under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to recover remuneration, disbursements and expenses for work done relating to the receivership once the receivership order had been discharged.”

WLR Daily, 26th March 2013

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Crown Prosecution accountant faces jail after £1m taxi fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2013 in accountants, conspiracy, Crown Prosecution Service, expenses, fraud, news by tracey

“A Crown Prosecution Service accountant who fiddled £1 million of taxi fares has been warned that she faces a lengthy jail sentence after admitting fraud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2013

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Gordon Brown’s PCC complaint against Sunday Times rejected – the Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2013 in codes of practice, complaints, expenses, fees, media, misrepresentation, news by sally

“Gordon Brown’s complaint to the Press Complaints Commission over a Sunday Times story about the more than £2m in fees and expenses received since he stepped down as prime minister has been rejected.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2013

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Disgraced peer Lord Hanningfield wins damages from Essex Police over arrest – The Independent

Posted February 15th, 2013 in damages, expenses, false accounting, news, police, warrants by sally

“A former Tory peer who was jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal has won £3,500 damages from Essex Police.”

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The Independent, 15th February 2013

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Former Labour MP Margaret Moran escapes jail and criminal conviction despite fiddling £53,000 of expenses from taxpayer – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2012 in expenses, fraud, news, parliament, sentencing by tracey

“The former Labour MP, Margaret Moran, has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order for fiddling her expenses in order to gain £53,000 she was not entitled to.”

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The Independent, 14th December 2012

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