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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Margaret Moran received £53,000 in bogus MP expenses, jury finds -The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2012 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, supervision orders by sally

“Margaret Moran, former Labour MP for Luton South, received more than £53,000 in fraudulent expenses, a jury has found, despite her being mentally unfit to stand trial.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

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Hearing Denis MacShane’s expenses letters in court ‘would breach his rights’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2012 in expenses, fraud, human rights, news, parliamentary privilege, professional conduct by sally

“Denis MacShane’s letters admitting expenses abuses cannot be used against him in court because it would breach his rights as an MP, parliament’s standards watchdog has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2012

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National Union of Mineworkers launches court bid to challenge Arthur Scargill – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in contract of employment, expenses, housing, miners, news, retirement, trade unions by sally

“The National Union of Mineworkers today asked the High Court to decide whether it is obliged to meet the cost of former leader Arthur Scargill staying in his London flat.”

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The Independent, 2nd October 2012

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Peers jailed for expenses fraud ordered to pay back £188,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in expenses, false accounting, fraud, news, peerages & dignities, repayment by sally

“Two Tory peers jailed for fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds of parliamentary expenses have been ordered to pay back £188,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2012

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Lady Warsi cleared of expenses irregularities – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2012 in expenses, news, parliament, peerages & dignities, professional conduct by sally

“Lady Warsi has been cleared of expenses irregularities by a Lords investigation but found in breach of its code of conduct over her failure to properly register a property with the Lords.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2012

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Lady Warsi: I take expenses allegations very seriously – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2012 in expenses, news, parliament by tracey

“Tory Party co-chairman Lady Warsi has asked a parliamentary watchdog to consider allegations over her expenses.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2012

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MPs’ expenses receipts to stay secret, IPSA rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2012 in disclosure, expenses, freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“MPs’ expenses receipts should not be shown to the public, Westminster’s new standards watchdog has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2012

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Liam Fox ordered to pay back £3,000 for allowing Adam Werrity to stay rat taxpayer-funded home rent free – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2012 in expenses, news, parliament by tracey

“Dr Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, has been ordered to repay £3,000 in parliamentary expenses for allowing his unofficial adviser to use his taxpayer-funded second home rent-free.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2012

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Arthur Scargill wins £13,000 union damages – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2012 in damages, expenses, news, trade unions by tracey

“Former miners’ leader Arthur Scargill has been awarded £13,000 in damages after he sued a trust fund of the union he led for 20 years. Mr Scargill, 74, sued the National Union of Mineworkers Yorkshire Area Trust Fund (YATF) over a range of expenses he claimed he was owed when he worked for them in a £26,000-a-year role after he retired as NUM national president.”

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The Independent, 21st February 2012

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Costs, Expenses and Provable Debts – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 15th, 2012 in administrators, costs, debts, expenses, insolvency, news by sally

“October last year saw the decision of the Court of Appeal in litigation arising from the administrations of Nortel and Lehman Brothers (Re Nortel GMBH [2011] EWCA Civ 1124). The case concerned the treatment of contribution notices from the Pensions Regulator by the administrators. However, for those who ventured beyond mention of the Pensions Regulator, the decision contains a useful review of the law pertaining to whether liabilities fall as provable debts or expenses of the insolvency process.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th February 2012

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MPs’ expenses: Margaret Moran ‘not fit to stand trial’, court told – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, fitness to plead, mental health, news, parliament by tracey

“Judge to decide on whether former Labour MP accused of falsely claiming £80,000 expenses should face trial.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011

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MPs’ expenses: jailed trio ordered to pay back legal costs – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2011 in costs, expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, repayment by tracey

“Three former Labour MPs who were jailed for fiddling their expenses have been ordered to pay back a total of £125,000 – less than half of the money spent on their court cases.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2011

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Peers who fail to repay wrongly claimed expenses to be banned from Lords – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2011 in debts, expenses, news, parliament, repayment by sally

“Disgraced peers who fail to repay wrongly claimed expenses are to be barred from returning to parliament.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2011

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Data laws ‘have made university references worthless’ – BBC News

“References provided by schools about university applicants have been rendered worthless by the Data Protection Act, a crossbench peer has told the BBC.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2011

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