Review of MPs’ expenses to be sped up – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Commons committee reviewing MPs’ pay and allowances will complete its report before the summer parliamentary recess, it announced today.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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PM and Speaker face accusations of breaking parliamentary rules – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The prime minister and the Speaker of the Commons are the latest politicians to face accusations of breaking parliamentary rules. Gordon Brown will today write to the parliamentary standards commissioner to explain how a misunderstanding over parliamentary rules led him not to declare £1,600 of rent he received from his local Labour party for his constituency office, which is funded by the taxpayer.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2008

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Speaker promises ‘root and branch’ review of MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The Commons speaker, Michael Martin, promised last night a ‘root-and-branch’ review of parliamentary allowances as he added his weight to the clamour inside and outside parliament for MPs’ expenses to be made more transparent.”

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The Guardian, 5th February 2008

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Alarmed MPs seek ways to police expenses system – The Times

Posted February 4th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“MPs will take the first steps this week towards a more open system for declaring expenses and registering staff.”

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The Times, 4th February 2008

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Ministers call for tougher rules on MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Ministers today called for greater openness about how MPs spend public money, in advance of this afternoon’s debate on the suspension of Derek Conway from the Commons.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2008

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Expenses row MP will quit seat – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Tory MP Derek Conway today announced he would stand down at the next election following the controversy over his employment of his son on a parliamentary salary.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2008

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MP who paid son £44,000 apologises – The Independent

Posted January 29th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“A senior Tory MP could be banned from the Commons after paying his son nearly £44,000 of taxpayers’ money while he was a full-time university student.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2008

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MPs’ expenses may be revealed in detail – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Commons has been ordered to reveal the full details of the expenses claimed by six MPs, including Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2008

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Reprimand for Met’s former terror chief – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2007 in complaints, expenses, news, police, professional conduct, terrorism by sally

“The former head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit will be reprimanded for his role in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said last night.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2007

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Anti-terror police chief resigns – The Independent

Posted December 4th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“Britain’s top anti-terror policeman is to retire from the Metropolitan Police just days after it was revealed that he was facing an investigation into his expenses claims, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 4th December 2007

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Anti-terrorism officer faces inquiry into expenses claims – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“Scotland Yard’s most senior anti-terrorism officer is facing questions about his expenses claims, it emerged yesterday. Assistant commissioner Andy Hayman has been asked to explain the bills, which insiders say are higher than for other officers of his rank.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2007

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Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Trustees of the Peter Clay Discretionary Trust – WLR Daily

Posted November 19th, 2007 in expenses, taxation, trusts by sally

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Trustees of the Peter Clay Discretionary Trust [2007] EWHC 2661 (Ch)

“Expenses incurred by trustees of a discretionary trust for the benefit of both capital and income beneficiaries were properly chargeable to capital.”

WLR Daily, 16th November 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lords claim up to £300 a day tax-free – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Hundreds of peers are exploiting a loophole on expenses to give themselves a tax-free income of up to £48,000 a year, it was claimed today.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Met police inquiry into unexplained £2m expense spending – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police last night confirmed that it has launched an investigation into reports that millions of pounds in police expenses have gone missing.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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