Despite home working, MPs have still been claiming thousands of pounds in expenses, with Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority figures for the 2020-21 financial year showing UK MPs have claimed more than £9 million as of 6 January. The JPIMedia Data Unit has analysed the figures to find out how much has been claimed by members in Harrogate. The area’s two MPs between them spent £19,880.72 on 80 claims over the nine months. Below we have ranked the top 10 biggest claims.
MP expenses 2020: here’s how much politicians in Harrogate claimed last year
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced MPs to adapt to new ways of working, with many now being based at home rather than in Parliament.
By Claire Schofield
Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 5:05 pm