Earlier this month it emerged that MPs were allowed to claim expenses of up to £10,000 for a new kitchen, £2,000 for furniture and £750 for a TV or stereo for their second homes.
And other claims allowable include £6,335 for a new bathroom, £299.99 for air conditioning units, £300 per rug, £50 for a shredder and £1,000 for a bed.
The figures are in the so-called “John Lewis list” used by Commons officials to list maximum amounts for items.
The existence of the list – based on prices at the John Lewis store “because it was highly rated by Which magazine” – was revealed during the tribunal.
Whilst everyone else has to finance their own households it is nice to know that some of our politicians are working harder than ever to choose what they will spend the tax payers money on to make the most of their generous expenses allowances to justify all they are achieving. I can sleep a little better in my bed knowing this.
To see the John Lewis list in full see here.
Are there any vacancies left ?
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