Categorized | Expenses


The expenses claimed over the period 1st November 2012 to 31st January 2013 were as follows:

Phone Bills

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

December: £50.13

January: £53.45

The Constituency office telephone bill for this period was £207.13.

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London: £367.40

Parking: £9.50

My mileage costs were: £382.23

Taxi: £9.80

Food (Food is only claimed for evening meals in the event of parliament sitting past 8.00pm, receipts are provided for any food claimed)

November/December: £33.59

January: £40.35

Costs associated with London flat

Gas and Electric: £93.90

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 stationery bill for £9.98 in November and £9.99 in January.

Business cards were billed at £98.38 in January.

Constituency Office costs:

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

The broadband line cost £241.88, which was billed in December.

The constituency office electric bill during this period was: £263.58

Constituency office gas was: £383.62

The service charge for this period was: £229.04

Data Controller renewal: £35

Licence for software to log and respond to constituents enquiries: £350

Additional expenditure

I had a student from University who worked as an intern in my office as part of their University Politics degree. The interns do not get paid a salary as it is part of their degree but they do receive lunch and travel expenses. There was the cost of £100 for travel between the constituency and Westminster office billed in November. There was also the £42.15 lunch expenses billed in December.

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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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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