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EXPENSES UPDATE AUGUST 2013 TO OCTOBER 2013.

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

Phone Bills

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

Mobile phone: £506.15 (this covers bills from previous quarters as well)

Constituency office phone: £121.26

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London: £4286.93

Taxis: £10.20

Costs associated with London flat

Water: £48.79

TV License: £145.50

Rent

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

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

Toners: £562.80

Toners for Westminster office: £445.20

Stationary: £65.72

Constituency Office costs:

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

Broadband: £104.32

Gas: £77.26

Service charge: £561.03

Computer purchase: £1007.95

Staff training: £85

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EXPENSES UPDATE MAY– JULY 2013

The expenses claimed over the period 1st May 2013 to 31st July 2013 were as follows:

Phone Bills

Constituency office telephone account: £366.72

Additionally there was the cost of April’s mobile bill which was billed in May for £61.10

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London: £1984.39

Parking:  £17.30

My mileage costs were £766.86

Taxi: £49

Congestion charge: £20

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

June: £24.85

July: £19.90

Additionally food purchased Mar-Apr was billed in this period at £62.50

Costs associated with London flat

Gas: £77.94

Electricity: £46.85

Water: £48.26

Rent

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

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

June: £792

May: £618.60

Toners: £291.60

Constituency Office costs:

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

Broadband: £57.85

Electricity: £330.91

Gas: £142.42

Computer software: £59.99

Security maintenance: £331.20

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EXPENSES UPDATE FEBRUARY 2013 – APRIL 2013

 

The expenses claimed over the period 1st February 2013 to 30th April 2013 were as follows:

Phone Bills

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

February: £73.39

March: £69.54

The Constituency office telephone bill for this period was

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London: £1229.10

Parking:

February: £6.60

My mileage costs were: £242.09

Taxis: £13

Additionally, costs for taxis used during the Dec-Jan were billed during this period at £9.80. Also billed during this period was mileage used the previous quarter billed at £191.84, and train transport billed at £244.40.

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

February and March: £17.75

Costs associated with London flat

Gas: £87.22

Electric: £51.43

Rent

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

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

Stationery:

March: £47.16

Toners: £127.20

Additionally, toners bought in January were billed during this period for £445.20

Constituency Office costs:

The quarterly rent for the constituency office is  £1500 per quarter.

Broadband line: £291.56

Electricity: £360.44

Gas: £444.28

February: £383.62

April: £444.28

The service charge for this period was: £229.04

Additional costs during this period were:

Office furniture, billed at £132 in March.

PAT Testing was billed at £52.44 in March.  

Additional expenditure

There was the additional cost of the lunch and travel expenses of an Intern working in the Westminster office during this period.

Intern

Travel: £124.07

Expenses: £286.90

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EXPENSES UPDATE NOVEMBER 2012 – JANUARY 2013

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.

Rent

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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EXPENSES UPDATE SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2012

The expenses claimed over the period 1st September 2012 to 31st October 2012 were as follows:

Phone Bills

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

 £46.20 September

£119.53 October

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:

I don’t yet have completed travel costs for this period, they will be updated in due course.

However there was an £87 bill for staff travel between the constituency and Westminster office.

Parking

October Parking at train station was £9.50

My mileage costs were

September £172.97

October £382.23

There was also a congestion charge bill for £40 over this period.

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

September £5.15

October £7.70

Costs associated with London flat

Gas August £98.66

Electricity September £40.61

Rent

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

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

There was a stationery bill for £63.49 in September and a further one for similar ancillaries of £45.87. Also a bill for a battery charger for £9.98 in October.

There were two toner bills for £316.20 in October, one for the Westminster office and one for the Constituency office.

A new computer was bought for the constituency office and a laptop docking station for the Westminster office to enable my laptop to be used remotely and in parliament. These totalled £938.40.

We also had some posters produced that advertised the office and surgeries so that more people would be aware of the office; these were placed in post offices, pubs, cafes, doctors surgeries etc. The cost of these was £102.

Constituency Office costs:

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

The broadband line cost :

September £25.86

October £24.18

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

The service charge for July- Sept 2012 is £229.04

Additional expenditure

Since September, we have employed a temporary intern in the Westminster office, who is in the third year of a politics degree at University. The work in parliament forms a part of their study, and they are reimbursed with travel and lunch allowance but not paid any salary.

The travel reimbursement for September & October was £150; and for November was £100.

The lunch allowance for October was £25.40.

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EXPENSES UPDATE JUNE- AUGUST 2012

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

Parking

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.

Rent

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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EXPENSES UPDATE MAR – MAY 2012

The expenses claimed over the period 1st March 2012 to 31st May 2012 were as follows:

    Constituency Office costs:

The quarterly rent for the constituency office is £1495 per quarter.
The broadband line cost :
March £23.94
April £24.12
May £24.36
There were also costs towards the maintenance of the alarm £129.60 and a service charge on our intercom system of £72.

    Phone Bills

I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone, this came to £62.65 in March, £60.32 in April and £63.96 in May.

    Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:
23/2-19/3 £1176
25/3- 23/4 £1009
26/4- 24/5 £773.60
Parking
April & May Parking on constituency engagements was £35.70
Parking at airport during trip to Auschwitz Berkenau £28
Taxis
I claimed £11.60 for taxis from Chesterfield station home or vice versa in May 2012 and £22.20 in April, it is cheaper than paying for parking at Chesterfield station, although my wife collects me when she can.
My mileage costs were
January – £0 Not completed on time
February £100.84
March £96.30
April £76.29
May £68.00

    Costs associated with London flat

Gas- £26.98
Water £44.77
Electricity £41.89
Council Tax (for the year) £889.87

    Rent

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

    Food

(Food is only claimed for evening meals in the event of parliament sitting past 8.00pm, receipts are provided for any food claimed)
March £34.55
April £45.25
May £20.10

    Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

There was a toner bill for £449.90 in March and stationery bills totalling £107.22 in May, plus £78 for business cards.

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Toby Perkins MP

EXPENSES UPDATE DEC’11- FEB ’12

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.

Phone Bills

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.

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:

27/11- 20/12 £742.80

23/12- 19/1 £670

25/1- 23/2 £630.80

Taxis

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

December £176.53

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

Electric £48.12

Rent

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.

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