Thursday, 3 February 2011

MP expenses system I don't get it

I'm sorry but I don't understand, Is this expenses system really that complicated to complete? Why are MP's finding it so difficult to complete their expenses? Many people in business manage this every day of their lives.

I imagine MP's may have a point over how difficult this new system might be. I don't know I haven't seen it in operation. Maybe I will ask my MP in our meeting next Tuesday.

In the mean time the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has launched a public consultation and they are asking you for for views on the rules governing MPs' expenses. A consultation document list the questions on the scheme raised by MPs and others. The closing date for the consultation is 11 February.

You can sent suggestions to: with 'Consultation response'. I have suggested that training could be the key as well as online documentation.

They also have a short online survey Theres also a public pole see the results.

Maybe we can fix it for them.


  1. Can you imagine if a private company employing 650 people had faffed around and spent this much time, money and effort on getting an expenses system in place? It would have gone out of business by now. It frankly defies comprehension how that can keep getting it so badly wrong.

  2. John major had the right idea...a citizens charter, meaning..if we are elected and we say we are going to do it...we will. not adopt 100s of half baked idea's as to why you cant carry out the wishes of the electorate...unless there is a damm good reason.

  3. Are we to believe that the MPs who are elected to govern this nation cannot sort out there expenses correctly...mmm, make's you think...dos'nt it !!!, no wonder we are in the mess we are in.....