Categorized | Expenses


The expenses claimed over the period 1st June 2012 to 31st August 2012 were as follows:

Phone Bills

I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone. These came to:

 £47.31 in June,

 £56.33 in July

£40.88 in August.

The Constituency office telephone bill for February – July 2012 was £314.27

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:

2/6- 22/6 £890.80 plus staff travel of £23.40

26/6/- 19/7 £1254.70

1/8- 11/9 £415.80


June Parking on constituency engagements was £30.80

My mileage costs were

June £58.59

July £38.02

August £166.77

There was also a congestion charge bill for £10.

Costs associated with London flat

Electricity £48.78

TV licence £145.50 for the year.


My monthly rent on the one bedroom London flat is £1490

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

There was a  toner bill for £258 in July.

And a stationery bill for £16.34 in June, and bills totalling £252.68 in July and £19.98 in August.

Constituency Office costs:

The quarterly rent for the constituency office is £1495 per quarter.

The broadband line cost :

June £24.22

July £24.46

August £24.76

The constituency office electric bill for May- Aug 2012 is £282.09

The service charge for July- Sept 2012 is £229.04

Additional expenditure

There were additional costs associated with the renting of the constituency office which were unknown at the time of signing the original agreement and will be costed against 2011-12, but were only finally agreed and put in to IPSA recently. From May 2012, they will be billed on a quarterly basis as the bills come in and will be recorded as Electricity, Gas or Service charges, however for 2011-12 they have been itemised and bills provided to IPSA, and the constituency office pays a proportion of the total utilities used.

Utilities usage 2011-12 £1874.66

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