Posted on 23 April 2012.
The expenses claimed over the period 1st December 2011 to 29th February 2012 were as follows:
Constituency Office costs:
The quarterly rent for the constituency office is £1495 per quarter.
There was also a cost of £22.68 for the broadband line and £525.10 for the constituency phone line.
I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone, this came to £42.38 in December, £33.54 in January and £45.49 in February.
Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:
27/11- 20/12 £742.80
23/12- 19/1 £670
25/1- 23/2 £630.80
I claimed £31.50 for taxis from Chesterfield station home or vice versa, it is cheaper than paying for parking at Chesterfield station, although my wife collects me when she can.
My mileage costs were
My mileage costs for January onwards will be updated shortly.
There was one congestion charge at £10.
Costs associated with London flat
Gas- November £185.64
My monthly rent on the one bedroom London flat is £1490, however it took a while for IPSA to update it, when it went up, so it was paid at £1430 per month with payments of £236.53 to cover the backlog that developed.
Food (Food is only claimed for evening meals in the event of parliament sitting past 8.00pm, receipts are provided for any food claimed)
January – £35.40
February – £36.15
Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries
There was a toner bill for £258 in December & February.
And a stationery bill for £50.24 & 84.01in January
There was also a bill for £23.70 for the broadband line.
There was a £255.60 bill for new furniture for the Chesterfield office.
I claimed £636 for annual employers liability legal insurance policy.
The licence fee for the caseworker software was paid in November for £350.
There was also a bill of £60 for a staff member who had overnight stay in London when attending London office from Chesterfield for two days (and one night).
In January we paid our annual data protection registration fee of £35.
Staff Training/ IT Software
There was a bill for £398 to train two members of staff in our casework training software and a bill for overnight accommodation for 1 night of £91.45.
I believe that this summarises all the invoices claimed between December 2011- February 2012, if you have any queries with any of these, then contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.