How much does my MP earn inside and outside the House of Commons?


Following a conversation with a friend I was intrigued to look into how much MP’s earn both in respect of their MP’s salary and also for extra pay for employment, consultancy work  outside of the House. All of the information in this post is freely available from the parliament.uk website, and also the register of members financial interests.

My research for this post was derived from a discussion of whether MP’s should carry out employment, or consultancy work, outside of the House of Parliament – essentially discussing whether they should concentrate on their day job, representing the interests of their constituents and the UK, and whether there should be any restraints or curbs on outside employment, or a limit on payments. This post is not meant as any type of conspiracy theory, or a detailed critique, neither is a party political rant, or indeed a reference to possible conflicts of interest. It is purely for the interest of my followers to promote openness and transparency – it is often the information that we have freely available to us that we do not consider in detail!

I have selected three examples of MP’s earnings outside of the House of Commons from the big three political parties, Conservative, Labour and Liberal-Democrat.

How much does an MP earn?

If you ask the man on the woman on the street (especially after the expenses scandal exposed by the Daily Telegraph newspaper, and the various prosecutions that followed) they might reply that it must be a very low amount. However….

The current annual salary for an MP is£65,738 (not including pension).

In addition, MP‘s receive allowances to cover the costs of running an office and employing staff (which I mention further below), having somewhere to live in London and in their constituency, and travelling between Parliament and their constituency.

To find your MP, by searching your postcode, click here.

I would also recommend this web page – www.theyworkforyou.com

Register of MP’s Financial Interests

For this post I looked at the Register of Members’ Financial Interests which is up to date as at 6 September 2010. Here is the explanation of why the Register was set up:

The Register itself was set up following a Resolution of the House of 22 May 1974. The maintenance of the Register is one of the principal duties laid on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards by House of Commons Standing Order No. 150.

The purpose of the Register is to encourage transparency and, through transparency, accountability. The Register is not intended to be an indicator of a Member’s personal wealth; nor is registration of an interest in any way an indication that a Member is at fault.

The interests which are to be registered are set out in the “Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members”, first agreed in July 1996 and revised in May 2002, July 2005, March 2008 and February and April 2009.

On 1 January 2010 the threshold for registering donations, that is Category 4 entries, changed as a result of an amendment to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA), from £1000 to £1500. As a result, certain donations made in 2009 appear on the Register, whereas donations of the identical amount made in 2010 do not appear.

While the obligation to register outside employment, sponsorship, property and shareholdings is absolute, in respect of gifts and other benefits the requirement is to register only those interests which in any way arise out of membership of the House. Consonant with this principle, the interests of spouses, partners and dependent children are registrable by the Member only they if arise from the Member’s position as an MP or if they are held jointly with the Member or by the Member on behalf of the other party.

Financial thresholds continue to apply in the case of certain categories. In the case of interests registered under Category 1 (Directorships), 2 (Remunerated employment, office or occupation) and 3 (Clients) no financial threshold applies. In the case of Categories 5 (Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)), 6 (Overseas visits) and 7 (Overseas benefits and gifts) the threshold over which an interest must be registered is one per cent of the annual parliamentary salary. In the case of Category 8 (Land and property), property with a capital value of more than a hundred per cent of the annual parliamentary salary, and rental income worth more than ten per cent of that sum are registrable. For Category 9 (Shareholdings) the threshold is 15% of the issued share capital of the company or a hundred per cent of the annual parliamentary salary”.

 As I was particularly interested in MP’s employment outside employment  I looked at the guidance about what is supposed to be listed (my emphasis):

This is the section for registering outside employment, professions and sources of remuneration not clearly covered elsewhere in the Register. Members must register the precise amount of each individual payment received, the nature of the work done, the amount of time spent on the work covered by the payment and (unless legal or established professional privilege applies) the name and address of the person, organisation or company making the payment. The appearance of a salary band after an entry indicates that the Member is providing ‘services in the capacity of a Member of Parliament’. In such cases, with the exception of speaking or writing engagements, Members must also deposit with the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, for public inspection, and reproduction, if required, an ‘agreement for the provision of services’. Such agreements must include an undertaking that theMember will not be expected to engage in any form of advocacy as defined in the Resolution of the House of Commons of 6th November 1995.

Here is a snapshot from some entries on the Register.

1. BLUNKETT, Rt. Hon. David (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough) LABOUR

Remunerated directorships

HADAW Productions and Investments Ltd; publishing, broadcast and print media; advisory services for overseas trade, and cyber and internet security advice; to which is payable income from:

Adviser on business development to A4e Ltd; global public service reform. (£25,001–£30,000 per financial year)

 Secure Trading Inc. (US), Delaware 19801, USA. –I have not yet drawn down any income from the above directorship.

Tribune Business Systems Ltd, 30 City Road, London EC1Y 2AY. (non-executive) (from January 2009 to December 2009). Payment of £2,500 received on 8 December 2009. Hours: 8 hrs.(Registered 10 December 2009).

Payment of £5,000 received on 15 December 2009. Hours: 9 hours. (Registered 4 January 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 9 February 2010. Hours: 7 hours.(Registered 16 February 2010).
UC Group Ltd, Sundridge Park Manor, Willoughby Lane, Bromley, Kent BR1 3FZ (nonexecutive)

Payment of £5,000 received on 28 August 2009. Hours worked: 10 hours including travel and telephone calls.(Registered 14 September 2009)

Payment of £10,000 received on 8 October 2009. Hours: 45 hrs. (Registered 8 October 2009).
Payment of £5,000 received on 1 December 2009. Hours: 11 hrs.(Registered 10 December 2009)

Payment of £5,000 received on 4 January 2010. Hours worked: 4.5 hours. (Registered 21 January 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 1 February 2010. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 16 February 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 5 March 2010. Hours: 4.5 hrs. (Registered 6 April 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 1 April 2010. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 9 April 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 3 June 2010. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 28 June 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 1 July 2010. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 23 July 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 7 May 2010. Hours: 0.(Registered 6 September 2010)

Payment of £5,000 received on 6 August 2010. Hours: 8 hours.(Registered 6 September 2010)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Contract for articles for The Sun newspaper, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1SN.(£45,001-£50,000 per financial year)(to October 2009)

Payment of £4,166.63 received on 21 September 2009 as previously registered.Hours worked: 2-3 hours.(Registered 1 October 2009)

Payment of £4,166.63 received on 19 October 2009 as previously registered. Hours worked: 2-3 hours.(Registered 26 October 2009)

Occasional advice column for Times Newspaper, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1XY.(Up to £5,000 per financial year)

Payment of £600 from Times Newspaper, received on 1 September 2009. Hours worked: the time required reflects forty years experience of holding advice surgeries, and varies between 1.5 and 3 hours. (Registered 14 September 2009)

Payment of £300 from Times Newspaper, received on 21 September 2009 for occasional advice column as previously registered. Hours worked: the time required reflects forty years experience of holding advice surgeries, and varies between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours. (Registered 1 October 2009)

Payment of £300 from Times Newspaper, received on 19 October 2009 for occasional advice column as previously registered. Hours worked: the time required reflects forty years experience of holding advice surgeries, and varies between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours. (Registered 26 October 2009)

Payment of £600 from Times Newspaper, received on 21 December 2009. Hours worked: the time required reflects forty years experience of holding advice surgeries, and varies between 1.5 and 3 hours. (Registered 5 January 2010)

Payment of £300 from Times Newspaper, received on 1 February 2010 for occasional advice column as previously registered. Hours worked: the time required reflects forty years experience of holding advice surgeries, and varies between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours. (Registered 10 February 2010)

Payment of £600 from Times Newspaper, received on 8 March 2010. Hours worked: the time required reflects forty years experience of holding advice surgeries, and varies between 1.5 and 3 hours. (Registered 6 April 2010)

Payment of £300 from Times Newspaper, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1XY, received on 19 October 2009 for an article on travelling. Hours worked: 1 hour 15 minutes. (Registered 30 October 2009)

19 October 2009, I received £500 for an article published in the News of the World (1 Virginia Street, London E1 9XR) on 9 August 2009. Hours: 1.5 hrs.(Registered 26 October 2009)

3 September 2009, I received £150 from Westminster Explained, 4 Grosvenor Place, LondonSW1X 7DL, for giving a seminar for civil servants. I donated the payment to charity. Hours: 3 including preparation. (Registered 3 September 2009)

23 August 20009, I received £500 for an article written for the Sunday Times, 1 Pennington Street, London E1 9XN (received 7 September 2009). Hours worked: 3 hours. (Registered 14 September 2009)

21 September 2009, I received a book and bottle of wine from the University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, and the Sheffield College, PO Box 345, Sheffield S2 2YY, for addressing an A-Level geography conference. Hours worked: 2 hrs 30 mins. Estimated value: approximately £20. (Registered 1 October 2009)

14 October 2009, I received, as Honorary Chairman, a bottle of wine as a thank-you gift from the ISSA-UK Advisory Board (c/o St Annes, Blackthorne Lane, Ballinger, Bucks HP16 9LN). Hours: 3.5 hrs. Value: approximately £20.(Registered 16 October 2009)

16 October 2009, I received a Sheffield mug for addressing the Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project partnership conference (Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA). Hours: 1.5 hrs. Estimated value: £10. (Registered 16 October 2009)

29 October 2009, I received a bottle of whisky for speaking at the Charity Finance Directors’Group Annual Fundraising DinnerLondon SE1 9BG). Hours worked: 3 hours. Estimated value: £25. (Registered 30 October 2009)

16 November 2009, I received a payment of £310 for an article published by Guardian News and Media Ltd (Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU). Hours worked: 1.5 hours. (Registered 4 December 2009)

3 December 2009, I received a payment of £250 for an article published by Guardian News and Media Ltd. Hours worked: 1 hour. (Registered 4 December 2009)

17 September 2009, I received £3,500 for giving an after dinner speech at the LGC Summit (Emap Limited, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ), received on 18 November 2009. Hours worked: 3 hours.(Registered 4 December 2009)

8 October 2000, I received £5,500 from Ocean Media Group Ltd (One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP) for giving a speech on housing and anti-social behaviour, received on 30 November 2009. Hours worked: 7 hours including travel. (Registered 4 December 2009).

9 December 2009, I received two boxes of Roses chocolates as a gift from my local Cadbury’s factory in Sheffield (Cadbury Trebor Bassett Services Ltd, PO BOX 80, Livesey Street, Sheffield S6 2AP) – which I donated to a local school. Estimated value: £10. (Registered 10 December 2009.
3 February 2010, for giving a lunchtime speech, I received a bottle of wine (estimated value: £20) from Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP, 83 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HW); and a donation of £200 made to charity from Eversheds (One Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS). Hours: 2.5 hours. (Registered 16 February 2010)

4 March 2010, A fee of £500 was donated to charity by The Sun newspaper (1 Virginia Street, London E98 1SN) for an article written. Hours: 1.5 hours. (Registered 6 April 2010)

7 March 2010, A fee of £300 was donated to charity by the News of the World newspaper (1Virginia Street, London E1 9XR) for an article written. Hours: 1.5 hours. (Registered 6 April 2010).
9 March 2010, I received £4,250 from JLA (80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW) for speaking at two conferences. Hours: 7.5 hours (Registered 6 April 2010).
25 March 2010, A donation of £1,000 was made to the Sheffield War Memorial Fund (see also category 11 below) by Edelman (Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT) for my participation in a business breakfast. Hours: 2 hours.(Registered 6 April 2010)

1 April 2010, a fee of £55.89 was donated to charity by the The Guardian newspaper (Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU) for a contribution to an obituary. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 9 April 2010)

27 May 2010, I received £390 for an article published by Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 4 June 2010)
2 June 2010, I received £150 for an article published by the Yorkshire Post, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF. Hours: 1.25 hrs. (Registered 4 June 2010)

 14 June 2010, I received a fee of £500 for an article written for The Sun newspaper, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1SN. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 June 2010)

 28 June 2010, I received a payment of £150 for an article published by The Yorkshire Post,Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF. Hours: 1 hr 20 mins. (Registered 5 July 2010)
14 July 2010, I received a payment of £300 for an article published by The Times Educational Supplement, Admiral House 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 23 July 2010)

 26 July 2010, I received £3,400 from Lloyds Banking Group, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN, for speaking at the launch of their Disabled Staff Network. Hours: 7 hrs.(Registered 2 August 2010)

 4 August 2010, I received £1,000 from the Mirror Group, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5AP, for articles written. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2010)

 

2. CALE, Dr. Vincent (Twickenham) LIBERAL DEMOCRAT

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Weekly column for Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, W8 5TT. (£15,001–£20,000)  The money after tax is paid to Twickenham Liberal Democrats.

8 July 2009, received payment of £4,666.67. Hours: 12hrs.(Registered 30 September 2009)

10 August 2009, received payment of £4,666.67. Hours: 12hrs. (Registered 30 September 2009)
14 September 2009, received payment of £4,666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 21 October 2009)

12 November 2009, received payment of £4666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 16 November 2009)

10 December 2009, received payment of £4666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 11December 2009)

13 January 2010, received payment of £4666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 21 January 2010)

10 February 2010, received payment of £4666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 25 February 2010)

10 March 2010 received payment of £4666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 17 March2010)

14 April 2010, received payment of £4,666.67. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 4 June 2010)

12 May 2010, received payment of £4,666.67. This payment was for work undertaken before Mr Cable entered Government. Hours: 12 hrs.(Registered 4 June2010)

Atlantic Books Ltd, Ormond House, 26-27 Boswell Street, London, WC1N 3JZ. Contract with Atlantic Books for a book on the state of the economy.(£15,001–£20,000)

12 November 2009, received publication advance of £2068.75 for autobiographicalbook ‘Free Radical’ from Atlantic Books Ltd. Hours: difficult to calculate, as the book has been written over several years. (Registered 24 November 2009)

 4 January 2010, received royalty earnings of £23,400.99 from publisher Atlantic Books for sales of ‘The Storm’.(Registered 21 January 2010)

Fee of £500 received for speaking engagement organised by The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP. Hours: 1hr. Fee paid to charity. (Registered 2 October 2009)

 Fee of £100 received for speaking engagement at Gaitskell Politics Society, Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA. Hours: 1.5hrs. Fee paid to charity. (Registered 2 October 2009)

 14 October 2009, received fee of £250 from Classic Arts Productions Ltd, The Old Rectory, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OLY, for appearance on BBC Radio 3’s‘Private Passions’, hours: 1.5 hrs.(Registered 16 November 2009)

 16 October 2009, received honorarium of £200 from St Paul’s Institute, 3b Amen Court, London, EC4M 7BU for speaking at public debate on 20 October. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2009)

 23 October 2009, received three bottles of wine (estimated value £90) from Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WR, on speaking at MichelmoresFinancial services and markets lunch on 20 October. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 16 November 2009)

 2 November 2009, received payment of £325 from BBC Contributor Payments, PO Box 480,Manchester, M14 0EL, for writing and reading an essay on Adam Smith. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2009)

 The Times newspaper, News International Group. News International Limited, 1 Virginia St, London E98 1XY.4 November 2009, received payment of £500 for article, published October 20. Hours: 3 hrs.(Registered 16 November 2009)

 5 February 2010 donation to charity of £350 for contribution to ‘My first holiday’ article in the Saturday Times Magazine. Hours: 1.5 hrs(Registered 25 February 2010)

 8 February 2010, received payment of £500 for article published 18 November 2009. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 25 February 2010)

8 February 2010, received payment of £500 for article published 9 December 2009.Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 25 February 2010)

4 November 2009, received payment of £250 from the Society of Pension Consultants, St Bartholomew House, 92 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DG, for speaking at their Annual Dinner on 4 November. The money was donated to charity. Hours: 3 hrs.(Registered 18 November 2009)

 12 November 2009, received payment of £300 for two events, ‘The Credit Crunch: where dowe go from here?’ and a talk on ‘Free Radical’ on Saturday 10 October 2009 at the Cheltenham Literature Festival from Cheltenham Festivals, 109 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7LS. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2009)

 19 November 2009, received payment of £500 for an after-dinner speech on 27 October 2009 from Kleinwort Benson, 30 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7PG. The money was donated to charity. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2009)

4 December 2009, received fee for speaking engagement to P3 Pharmaceutical Group on 11 September 2009 from DBA speakers, 58 Station Avenue, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 1NQ, £3200 paid to charity. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 11 December 2009)

 4 December 2009, received fee for speaking engagement to the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals on 24 September 2009 from DBA speakers, 58 Station Avenue, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 1NQ, £6,400 paid to charity. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 11 December 2009)

 4 December 2009, received payment of £6,400 for speaking engagement on 25 September to Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Northern Ireland from DBA Speakers, 58 Station Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1NQ. Fee paid to charity. Hours: 6.5 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2009)

 £250 donation to charity made by the FCO Association for giving the annual Foreign Office lecture on 11 January 2010. FCO Association, Room 3/95, Old Admiralty Building,Whitehall, SW1A 2PA. Hours: 2.5 hrs.(Registered 15 January 2010)

 22 December 2009, received a case of wine for an after dinner speech made to Cardiff Business Club, c/o M & A Solicitors LLP, Kenneth Pollard House, Cowbridge Road East,Cardiff, CF11 9AB on 17 December. Estimated value £150. Hours: 3 hrs.(Registered 21 January 2010)

 Oxford Conference in Education. Address: 63 Buckingham Road, Richmond, TW10 7EH. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins.(Registered 25 February 2010)

25 February 2010 I received a tie, book and two jars of honey for giving a lunchtime speech to the D Group, 23 Grafton Street, W1S 4EY. Estimated value: £130. Hours: 1.5 hrs.(Registered 9 March 2010)

8 March 2010, received a bottle of champagne from Cicero Consulting Limited, 1-2 Lower James Street, W1F 9EG for speaking at their Treasury Ministerial Question Time Panel on 23 February 2010. Estimated value: £30 Hours: 1 hr.(Registered 17 March 2010)

24 March 2010, received a bottle of champagne from CBRE, Kingsley House, Wimpole Street, W1G ORE for participating in a question time panel debate. Estimated value: £60.Hours: 1 hr.(Registered 31 March 2010).

 

3. MERCER, Patrick (Newark) Conservative

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

 Fees for articles in:Independent on Sunday. Address: 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5HF.(Up to £5,000)

12 September 2009, received payment of £500. Hours: 1.5 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009)

The Independent. Address: 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5HF. 12 September 2009, received payment of £160. Hours: 1 hr.(Registered 28 October 2009)

Sunday Telegraph(Up to £5,000)

 Yorkshire Post(Up to £5,000). Address: Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd, PO Box168, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF.

Received £150 in August 2010. Hours: 1 hr.(Registered 3 September 2010)

 Daily Mirror. Address: MGN Limited, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London,E14 5AP.(Up to £5,000).3 September 2009, received payment of £500. Hours: 1.75 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2009)

 3 September 2009, received payment of £200. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 6 August 2010)

Mail on Sunday. Address: Associated Newspapers Limited, Northcliffe House, 2Derry Street, London W8 5TT.16 August 2009, received payment of £750. Hours: 2.5 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009)

 18 August 2009, received payment of £1200. Hours: 3 hrs.(Registered 28October 2009)

 6 September 2009, received payment of £800. Hours: 1.25 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009)Received £1000 for a 1000 word article that took 2.5 hours to write.(Registered 11 January 2010)

 Sunday Times. Address: News International Limited, 1 Virginia St, London E98 1XY.7 September 2009, received payment of £750. Hours: 1 hr.(Registered 28October 2009)

 News of the World. Address: News International Limited, 1 Virginia St, London E98 1XY. 16 August 2009, received payment of £400. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009)

 16 August 2009, received payment of £400. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009)

 Received £400 in August 2010. Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 3 September 2010)

 The Scotsman. Address: The Scotsman Publications Ltd, Barclay House, 108Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS. 26 August 2009, received £100. Hours: 30 mins.(Registered 28 October 2009)

 Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. 26 November 2009, £200 received for article. Hours: 45 mins.(Registered 30 November 2009)

 Appearances on Newsnight. Address: BBC, PO Box 1922, Glasgow, G2 3WT. 4 September 2009, received payment of £70. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 28 October2009) 7 September 2009, received payment of £70. Hours: 40 mins.(Registered 28 October 2009)

 Security consultant to Olive Group (from April 2008). Address: 6 Eighth Floor, 6 New Street Square, New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 3AQ. Paid £18,000 pa for 32 hours per month.

18 August 2009, received payment of £1500. Hours: 24 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009) Security consultant to Red Amber.

HarperCollins Publishers, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JB.£4300 received on 20 October 2009 for the synopsis of volume 3 of my novels.Hours: 18 hrs.(30 November 2009)

 Received £3,585 for delivery of novel. Hours: 240 hrs.(Registered 11 January 2010)

 Received £3,567 on publication of novel(Registered 3 June 2010)

 Received £930 from AP Watt for talking book deal. Address: AP Watt Ltd, 20 John Street,London WC1N 2DR Hours: 4 hrs.(Registered 28 October 2009)

 Adviser to Premier Composites Ltd (concept development) Langridge Rd Hubberts Bridge Boston Lincs PE20 3SG.Received in May 2010 £1,000 for 48 hours. (Registered 3 June 2010)

Received in July 2010 £1,000 for 48 hours(Registered 6 August 2010)Received £1,000 in August 2010. Hours: 48 hrs.(Registered 3 September 2010)

Patron of BAPCO (ICT provision for civil contingency responders) PO Box 374 Lincoln LN11FY.Received in May 2010 £458.33 for 24 hours.(Registered 3 June 2010)

 Received in July 2010 £458.33 for 24 hours.(Registered 6 August 2010)

 Received £458.33 in August 2010. Hours: 24 hrs.(Registered 3 September 2010)

 Wall Street Journal, 90 Long Acre London WC2E 9PR £500 for article. Hours 2.5(Registered 3 June 2010)

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Additional Allowances – Employment law advice

The additional allowances themselves are very interesting, especially as some of the scanned documents show invoices for legal fees! It would seem that MP’s offices are not immune from requiring employment law advice. This link (page 5) shows an invoice from a London-based barristers chambers for dealing with a compromise agreement for a London MP – http://mpsallowances.parliament.uk/mpslordsandoffices/hocallowances/allowances-by-mp/diane-abbott/Diane_Abbott_0708_IEP.pdf.

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