Standards commissioner Elizabeth Filkin ruled that Griffiths’ party and electioneering work was covered by the fact he paid between Pounds 8,000 and Pounds 10,000 a year to the fees office towards the costs of the constituency office out of his own pocket.
Former Bristol MP Michael Stern, now a self-employed accountant, said: ‘I am sure Mrs Filkin is right. Nigel did nothing wrong. Most MPs do some political work from their offices and this is covered by the fact that they top up the allowances from the Commons out of their own pockets.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars