MPs Push For Pay Rise After Kelly Report

Although the Kelly Report into MPs expenses was published yesterday some MPs have complained that their £65,000 a year salaries will not be enough to live on.  This is despite the Kelly Report suggesting a crackdown on expenses which the public hoped would bring an end to the MPs gravy train.  The report will reportedly save £12.4 million a year. Sir Christopher’s main reforms...
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Kelly Report: Journalists’ Check List

KELLY REPORT CHECK LIST Are the Kelly Report recommendations tough or weak? The Sunlight Centre has broken down the potential reforms into four categories and 30 potential reforms to enable journalists to judge the toughness of the proposals. Score the report. The check list was compiled by Juliet Samuel, the author of Disinfecting Parliament: The Shadow Kelly...
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KELLY REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY

Read the Kelly report in full. Click here. Sir Christopher Kelly publishes report today on MPs expenses.  Today. Sunlight Correspondents are currently in Westminster including Juliet Samuel author of the shadow report ‘Disinfecting Parliament’ to measure the success of the Kelly report both with the media, the public and MPs (if anyone is brave enough to speak). If you are member...
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Buy a copy of Disinfecting Parliament

You can now buy a glossy, bound cover of our Shadow Kelly Report, Disinfecting Parliament for £10. The report gives the most comprehensive overview available of the internal system that generates the expenses rules and gives radical recommendations for the overhaul needed toopen up Parliament to the British people. Buy it on...
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Shadow Kelly Report out!

Today we launched "Disinfecting Parliament," a policy paper to clean up the expenses system in Westminster. You can read it at sunlight-cops.org.uk/shadowreport & hard copies are available on request. Contact:  Juliet Samuel (Author) 07500 960 931 / 020 7837 3312  Harry Cole (Media): 07826 855 190 / 020 7837 3312  DISINFECTING PARLIAMENT  Sir Christopher...
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MPs keep £25 subsistence per day

Sky News has reported today that MPs are to keep their £25 subsistence per day without producing a reciept.  The Sunlight Sunlight has looked at the new Parliamentary Green Book which states in section 2.1.3.2: ”A flat rate of £25 may be claimed for any night which a member spends away from his or her home on parliamentary business.  No other payment in repspect of...
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