The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority have today published my annual claim for expenses for the financial year 2013 - 2014. The publication can be found here: http://parliamentary-standards.org.uk/AnnualisedData.aspx
The figures published today include claims for running my parliamentary and constituency offices, for employing my staff and for rental of accommodation in London.
As the figures show, there was in increase in expenditure over the last 12 months compared to the previous year. This is due to a claim for additional staffing funds from IPSA to cover the long-term absence of a member of staff. All claims for contingency payments have been paid in line with Business Costs and Expenses Scheme guidelines which are published on an annual basis.