Firms are in discussion with HM Revenue and Customs, the Audit Commission,
National Audit Office and the House of Commons about setting up random spot
checks on MPs claims.
The talks follow a ruling by speaker Michael Martin to compel MPs to produce
receipts for all claims of more than £25 and to bar politicians from receiving
£3000 a year in ‘petty cash’.
MPs in future will only be able to claim £50 a month, which must be strictly
The moves follow several scandals involving £80m in MPs expenses, the
A report from the Commons’ Members Estimates Committee said: ‘The new low
threshold for claims needs to be underpinned by a more robust regime for audit.
‘The committee is determined to establish audit controls which command public
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy
A senior MP has questioned the impact of HMRC’s decision to undertake yet another radical overhaul of its internal structure
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